Doing the Right Thing: How to Best Respond to Adult Disclosures of Past Sexual Abuse in Schools and Youth-Serving Organizations
Disclosures of sexual abuse in schools and youth-serving organizations are increasing as more adult survivors come forward. How can administrators and trustees take this opportunity to promote transparency, accountability and healing? High profile cases involving the Catholic Church, Penn State, the Boy Scouts, Horace Mann School, U Conn, etc. make it clear that institutional concerns about reputation, status and money too often trump the protection of children and the support of victims. This session will explore these dynamics and provide specific guidelines to help administrators and trustees do the right thing, support survivors and prevent the future abuse of children.
Peter Brooks ~ Member, Horace Mann Action Coalition
Charles Conroy ~ Executive Director, Doctor Franklin Perkins School
Carmen Durso ~ Lawyer and legal counsel for child sexual abuse survivors
Amos Kamil ~ Reporter and author of the upcoming book Great Is the Truth and New York Times Magazine cover story:“Prep School Predators: The Horace Mann School’s Secret History of Sexual Abuse”
Facilitator: Arthur Siegel, MD ~ Director of Internal Medicine, McLean Hospital