Recent MassKids Mentions in the News:

The Hill, (June 10 2021), "1 in 10 kids is sexually abused — let's end the silence and stop the abuse". https://thehill.com/opinion/criminal-justice/557149-1-in-10-kids-is-sexually-abused-lets-end-the-silence-and-stop-the?fbclid=IwAR2eXOPuUBrQ8ka2oRx7G2toBKAatKplbnnoi1f_it1soBfupYjtTQ-L_cg

WCVB5 News, (June 8 2021), "Bills to protect kids from sexual abuse in schools, community up again on Beacon Hill". https://www.wcvb.com/article/massachusetts-bills-to-protect-kids-from-sexual-abuse/36665692?fbclid=IwAR2vjI6mKYVvE6ur-MXXoCIVVE_xnMIW5l2snstO9EEmJxzJFy6kchPuVDk#

The Salem News, (May 26 2021), "Child abuse cases surge in state: Pandemic's stress on many families likely led to spike". https://www.salemnews.com/news/local_news/child-abuse-cases-surge/article_3605008b-f1e6-5d53-a2ad-0f2cfbc30687.html?fbclid=IwAR10MLlycc9mg5720WXy-fAyxQQWaP97-T3tP2OuxjpTtrejJp7tyeKNnl0

MA Latino News, (April 30, 2021), "MALN Opinion+: Jetta Bernier". https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YKQunhYH0Kk

Seacoast Online, (Oct. 27th 2020), "'Enough!': York County schools take action to prevent child sexual abuse". https://www.seacoastonline.com/story/news/crime/2020/10/27/enough-york-county-schools-act-prevent-child-sexual-abuse/6050721002/ 

Dallas News, (Sept. 18 2020), "Senate passes bipartisan child sex abuse prevention bill introduced by Texas Sen. Cornyn". https://www.dallasnews.com/news/politics/2020/09/18/senate-passes-bipartisan-child-sex-abuse-prevention-bill-introduced-by-cornyn/ 

WBUR (Nov. 11 2019), "Boston Children's Theatre Parents React To Allegations Against Former Artistic Director." https://www.wbur.org/artery/2019/11/11/boston-childrens-theater-allegations 

WBUR (Nov. 9 2019), "Boston Children's Theatre Hires Law Firm To Investigate Claims Of Inappropriate Behavior By Former Artistic Director." https://www.wbur.org/news/2019/11/09/law-firm-hired-to-investigate-allegations-of-misconduct-by-boston-childrens-theatre-former-director

The Boston Globe (Nov. 8 2019), "Boston Children’s Theatre hires outside firm to investigate allegations." https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2019/11/08/boston-children-theatre-hires-outside-firm-investigate-allegations/bPyEnaXOi9BTCaGFSOVuSN/story.html

The Advocate: (Sept. 11th, 2019), "‘I Was Told What He Did To Me Was Legal’: Woman testifies about teen relationship with Granby teacher to change state consent laws" https://valleyadvocate.com/2019/09/11/i-was-told-what-he-did-to-me-was-legal/ 

Editorial, Newburyport News: (August 20th, 2019), "EDITORIAL: Tighten laws on abusive school employees" https://www.newburyportnews.com/editorials/editorial-tighten-laws-on-abusive-school-employees/article_633f9162-f33c-5bba-9383-3c044b37b778.html

Salem News:(August 15th, 2019), "'We have to get smart about this' Training aims to help educators deal with, prevent sexual abuse" https://www.salemnews.com/news/local_news/we-have-to-get-smart-about-this/article_03f31b8f-1364-57fd-a501-b032af5bf1c7.html

Cape Cod Times (May 1, 2019) Opinion "End abuse, support child advocacy legislation"  https://www.capecodtimes.com/opinion/20190501/end-abuse-support-child-advocacy-legislation 

The Eagle-Tribune (June 19, 2018), "Advocates Seek Stricter Rules on Reporting Abuse"
http://www.eagletribune.com/news/merrimack_valley/advocates-seek-stricter-rules-on-reporting-abuse/article_232f9ec1-9c35-55aa-8790-c1af282ff8b2.html

The Dailey Item (February 14, 2018), " Strict Reporting Laws Spike Child Abuse Cases in Massachusetts"  http://www.dailyitem.com/news/strict-reporting-laws-spike-child-abuse-cases-in-massachusetts/article_03e742d4-1121-11e8-976e-cbf83a3952f2.html

Bangor Daily News (January 1, 2018), "Former American Idol Judge partners with Maine doctor, cop to fight child sex abuse" https://bangordailynews.com/2017/12/20/domestic-and-sexual-violence/former-american-idol-judge-partners-with-maine-doctor-cop-to-fight-child-sex-abuse/

This American Dream (November 30, 2017), "This American Dream with Jim Carrigan, Joan Lovely, Jetta Bernier, and Birgitta Damon" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=de01ssG7tGo&t=1s

Carney Sandoe & Associates (September 29th, 2017), "Q&A with Jetta Bernier" https://www.carneysandoe.com/blog-post/qa-jetta-bernier

Boston Globe Editorials (July 17, 2017), "Update Mass. laws to break child sexual abuse cycle"
https://www.bostonglobe.com/opinion/editorials/2017/07/16/update-mass-laws-break-child-sexual-abuse-cycle/hmF9iM8FHXJRArIuWgwUHO/story.html

NECN (June 12, 2017), "Passing the Trash: Teacher Sexual Misconduct"
https://www.necn.com/news/new-england/Protecting-Predatory-Teachers-Teacher-Sexual-Misconduct-427490073.html