Recent Posts by Michael Gillum, MA, Licensed Psychologist

Silent No More Group Becomes Charitable Foundation

Psychologist Who Counseled ‘Victim 1’ in Jerry Sandusky Case Establishes Silent No More Foundation to Help Child Abuse Victims, Bring Perpetrators to Justice 1 in 4 Children in U.S. are Sexually Molested; 88% of abuse is never reported Foundation aggressively doing more to end abuse ‘because more must be done’ What began as a lone…
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Grooming and Reluctance to Reveal

Many people ask, "How can parents allow their child to be in a situation where they are sexually abused?" Many times, the answer is "grooming." Grooming is the process by which pedophiles and other perpetrators of sexual abuse gradually manipulate their victims into submission and, in many cases, a reluctance to reveal the crime. Serial…
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Staggering Statistics, Global Problem

Even as an early career psychologist working with sexually abused children, I didn’t quite understand the prevalence or scope of the problem. Only later, as I became more involved in helping children, did I realize just what an incredibly severe problem it is. Child sexual abuse impacts at least 1 in 4 boys and 1…
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