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Letter: As Hockey Pro’s Case Suggests, We’re Still Failing to Protect Youth From Abuse

In a letter to the editor published Sunday in the Boston Globe, BARCC Executive Director Gina Scaramella responded to the tragic story of a hockey pro's death, and the alleged abuse that led up to it. Gina urges institutions like schools and sporting leagues to develop clear written policy regarding appropriate behavior and training for parents and facilitators to recognize and respond to the warning signs of abuse. 

Excerpt: "Although [the accused] behaved like a typical sexual offender—hosting boys overnight at his residence, paying special attention to boys of single parents—it appears that no one questioned his behavior."

Read the full piece, "As hockey pro's case suggests, we're still failing to protect youth from abuse" on the Boston Globe website. Content note: original article depicts childhood sexual abuse and substance abuse.

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Taylor Rapalyea
Taylor Rapalyea serves as BARCC's marketing and communications coordinator. She helps implement communications plans, creates content, and provides support for organizational communications, all to further public knowledge of BARCC's mission and services. Taylor brings four years of local news reporting and editing to BARCC, and has worked at Patch News, the Salem News, and the Gloucester Daily Times. She learned video reporting and editing at the Boston Herald, and served as editor of the Simmons Voice while studying journalism and public relations at Simmons College.

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