Sexual Abuse of Deaf Students in Schools...

deafdyke

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This is why I advocate against students staying at the school as residential students. There are just far too many similar cases to be ignored, but it is being ignored anyway.
A residential student is at a much higher risk of being abused in comparison to a day student, period. It also makes the situation more difficult because they are without their parents and at a long distance from their homes. They are being watched by non-relatives and low-paid staff. I strongly believe that most of the house-parents are not capable of doing the job properly due to most being non-certificated. It's a very scary thought, I don't approve of residential schools at all. A child should always live at home, never the school because their parents are the most important figures in their lives. Spending 5 days a week away from home isn't right, and worse, there are some schools where students can only go home for the holidays.
I don't know Banjo...I think residental schools could work if there was a checks and balances system to make sure that nothing like sexual abuse would happen. I think that a residental school system should still be an option. Not everyone has the advantage of living in stable middle class homes. Hey, there are families where the parents don't have proper parenting skills and the kids would be better off at a res school. Also there are foster dhh kids who are notoriously hard to place, since nobody ever wants special needs kids. I think before totally getting rid of res schools, or res programs we have to try to make them better.
Ultimately, I had to leave LA and am now in Missouri where my son attends MSD, which is so much of a better place that LSD can not even compare. I live with the regret of ever moving back to LA which I did just so my son would have a deaf school to attend. The financial cost associated with having had to relocate my whole family is one that I am just getting over now as we speak. It pains me so much to know that the last time I checked the LSD web site, the same Supt was still working there. LSD has been so unmerciful to us and traumatized my family in ways that worda can not describe. I just had a recent letter from my lawyers stating that we will soon be having a meeting with the lawyers for LSD. I am anxious to get this over with. I feel the owe my son Millions.
Wow....*shakes head* I cannot articulate how your post affected me. I really do think that there needs to be a specialized program seperate program for deaf and hoh kids who've been sexually abused. B/c of the "last resort" mentality, a lot of extreme last resort students end up at schools for the dhh. Most if not all student on student sex abuse is b/c the perpetrator was sexually abused. (the rest may be b/c the student has extreme ADD or is bipolar) I hope things turn out OK for you and your family.
 

t4nier

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Governor Baxter School for the Deaf 1996

Does anyone know the name of the defense attorney for the Baxter School in Portland, Maine when the former RA was arrested for abuse of students?
 

80Seattle

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What is the most sadder is this video posted by shebaby, https://www.deafvideo.tv/645351 with the link she provided on DeafVideo.TV.
https://www.seattlepi.com/national/...d-denial-of-rape-hang-over-Oregon-1072821.php alongside with 10 commenters under her post and I was absolutely horrified and shocked to see how horribly the victim was mocked by these seven commenters! Check out bellamia20's comment for shebaby I copied and pasted here:
ReplyTo: shebaby
Title: yup! pretty hard leave!!

And the rest of the 3 commenters Southside50, foundonroaddead, and DeafHawk62 were very sympathetic toward the victim. foundonroaddead told shebaby he did not appreciate the way she talked about the victim.
 

80Seattle

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Who is foundonroaddead ? I agree with Thumbup. I am survior .. Shebaby is wrong information about me. Knew nothing. the Newspaper media were misinformation 99.99 are wrong. One pieces are right about Burger Hut. Shebaby knew nothing about 2matSeattle
 

80Seattle

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Oh....almost forgot. Washington School for the Deaf did have a lot of sexual abuse issues, but it's not prone to sexual abuse. Most of the incidents were the work of one troublemaker, from what I understand he may even have been mentally ill and he just ended up at Washington School for the Deaf b/c there was no place else to go.
I think cutting down on hazing and the drinking and drug culture would help a lot with student on student sexual abuse. Also identifying abused kids (the recipants of abuse turn into abusers themselves...so it's very likely that abusers were abusees in the past.
 

80Seattle

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Very thoughtful to discuss more health issues over about Washington School for the Deaf. Few staff raped boy at boy dorm that I aware few people I would not names whom.. I want to their name private.. It is very common for standard in TSCP, Teacher School Commission Practice that they found out Oregon School for the Deaf were problem for long time 50 + ... I mean more than 50 years. they keep covered up for long time. Now OSD, Oregon School for the Deaf have a strict to staff training and not touch any body at all.. I am survior Simple, discuss about who responsible.. Who is fault. student keep love one staff for many years. unitl he busted by Oregon School for the Deaf by state caught. OSD also was break the law.they cover up for him. Now had to fired him to not teacher anymore as sub teacher. it was complicatons.
 

80Seattle

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Abuse remains a silent threat at schools for the deaf....

And

yet the federal government has not stepped in, and many states have refused to deal with the problem or even acknowledge it exists.....

Here is a link for Abuse and Silence: Examining America's schools for the deaf

http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/48233_deaf27.shtml


Communication barriers are the HIGHEST risk of abuse for deaf children... It's simply harder for them to report assaults when most adults do not know how to communicate with them....
 

80Seattle

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Angel, That's not true.. I did reported Police Deptember they ignored me for requested ASL interpreter back in 1980 and repeated reported 7 times in each years, I heard he contuine used student were under 19 yr. They never ordering ASL interpreter .. but expirated was too late statute of limitaion.
He is responsible for 35 female student fo relationship was illeaged. Problem that the office main aware about his lust. use their body.. Police Department were discplinend by lawyer office and Fail to report to TSCP, Teacher Standard Commission Policy were not aware for 35 years. they never report.. but several parents did reported to Police Department .. They never alert to TSPC.

Don't listen Shebaby.. she knew NOTHING! She is from Canada and I was filed against Lorenzen
 

80Seattle

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Have you ever noticed how often they tend to hire people with no degrees or experiences to teach gym classes?

I've noticed it quite often. That may be why we tend to hear horror stories about gym teachers rather than the math teachers.
For long time that WSSD deal after settlement due teenager student have history. WSSD and OSSD dealing same guy .. I just found out that he was temporary worked for WSD before he transfered to OSSD for over 25 year he finally fired after he became retired Supt. few years later He return to work sub teacher because Previous teacher that he was teacher for 6th grade. I never been taught by him. and ... Somewhat, until 1999 Sub teacher got fired beause of newspaper of Seattle PI and Oregonian. I do not know which one. I believe Seattle PI contact D.L.
 

80Seattle

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That's true as real fact. I was student there during school year Fall 1978-Spring 1979. Stayed with my second couin's house during fall semester. My grandmother decided to send me to live in the dorm for get idea during spring semester. Cannot believe what I witnessed the mean houseparent treated us very cruel. Yes, I saw that mean lady abused several girls front of my own eyes. Made me more fear and suffered cuz of bullying, hazing, abusive.
Till summer 1979, my grandma told me that we have to move back to Texas. I was so happy and hyperactive. Set me free from GBSD. After we moved to Texas, grandma asked me if i want enroll Texas School for the Deaf when I was in first grade. I screamed at her loudly and nervous. Fear myself that TSD might be another GBSD. I was too paranoid, ofc. Till I become more older during middle school. Interviewed with my friends about TSD. They explained to me. Thanks to them for break my fear. Enrolled TSD and loved it.
Yes, I sometime wonder about GBSD students I remmy during my school year there. Feel bad for them. All I do remmy their first name. I am very grateful that GBSD already expose lot of truths from former students about time! Heard that GBSD plan to honor of former superintendent. But most former students were big protest and demand remove that former superintendent for neglect many abuse case for years.


Should seeking to Family Service they will contact your family about the standard as Teacher Standard Protection Commission agree with me when I said TSPC would know but no one reported to OSD or Police Deptartment with I brought 8 business card that I went .. my record were gone by someone destoryed. over 20 years later. I bring back and repair and helped victims together.

I grateful Everyone to changed the law getting straight out. OSD finally solutions with me and other victims but not forgiven to me by same guy. who are addicted with young female student
 

deafdyke

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Check it out here.
Shut down all deaf institutions and send deaf children to mainstream schools, I say.
I get what you're saying, but the answer is REFORM and rules so that stuff like that doesn't happen in the first place. With rules and screening, you can crack down a TON on issues like this. The same thing happens in hearing schools....have you missed the stuff coming out about the sexual abuse at prep schools, or the Spur Posse (granted that's dated but still) It does gross me out that stuff like that happened, but you need to look at the CAUSES, not just where the abuse took place.
 

deafdyke

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YES! That!
residential student is at a much higher risk of being abused
We all know that there's been an extensive history of abuse at schools for the deaf. That's a fact, and shouldn't be ignored. It scares me and grosses me out that stuff like that happened. But a lot of that happened b/c of the insistutionizalaion mentality. It was basicly kids being warehoused without a lot of safety nets, like screening for hiring houseparents, kids with additional severe behavorial disorders not being in a proper treatment setting etc.......When you put the safety measures in, a lot of the risk goes DOWN!
 

deafdyke

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ANd you know students can be warehoused in hearing schools too right? I know people think that a kid will get an excellent education by attending a hearing school...Like they will be in grade level classes with a 'terp, and doing very well. Sometimes that happens, but often they get placed in Resource Room,or even classes for ID kids. They also do not get good social emotional development, so it's very easy for them to be taken advantage of if there's a predator on staff. Heck there was a child molester gym teacher at my mainstream jr high. I'm AMAZED that I didn't get taken advantage of, b/c I had really bad social skills and crappy self esteem. But he gave me the creeps. But just b/c there was that case, that doesn't mean that my jr high should be shut down. Actually, I remember jillo (RIP) saying that almost all sexual abuse cases at deaf schools, nowadays and in the past 20-30 years usually are a one on one thing, and usually involve a perpetrator who has been improperly placed. (ie they should have been in a program specificly for severe behavorial issues) NOT saying that sort of thing isn't horrific....b/c it IS....but it's also a far cry from say Jericho Hill School (a Canadian School that was notorious for sexual abuse) or the issues at Govenor Baxter in Maine or the countless stories of really bad issues before insistutional reform took over.
 
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