Sexual Abuse

Keyon Dooling spent more than a decade playing in the NBA. And these days, he’s a motivational speaker, a life coach and author. One subject he tackles is a difficult one: healing from childhood sexual abuse.

Dooling is the author of the book What’s Driving You: How I Overcame Abuse and Learned to Lead in the NBA. He recently spoke with WSHU’s Dan Katz about his experiences and what led him to write the book.

Below is a transcript of their conversation.

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Survivors of childhood sexual abuse delivered an emotional appeal to state senators Wednesday, after they learned that the Senate did not put the Child Victims Act into their budget plan. The measure would offer more opportunities for survivors to gain justice in the court system.

Karen DeWitt / WAMC

Advocates who want the Child Victims Act passed in New York are stepping up the pressure on Republicans in the State Senate. Some GOP senators are the final holdouts against a bill that would extend the statute of limitations and open up a one-year window for past victims to file civil lawsuits.

Frank Eltman / AP

On Long Island, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Rockville Centre has started a compensation program for victims of clergy sexual abuse.

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Jury selection is scheduled to start tomorrow in a civil trial for a Connecticut rabbi accused of sexual abuse. Rabbi Daniel Greer, the principal of the Yeshiva of New Haven, is accused of molesting a teenage student hundreds of times between 2001 and 2005.