Delaware State Panel Recomendations on Child Sexual Abuse

Mar 13, 2012


            Sussex County needs two psychiatrists to meet the needs of child abuse victims.

            That’s the recommendation in an 8 page report by a state panel formed after pediatrician Earl Bradley was convicted in a case that potentially involved over a 100 children.

            The Wilmington News Journal reports that the panel also recommends monitoring the demand for mental health services in Kent and Sussex counties in order to property respond in the event of another Bradley like case.

            The report said that it is impossible to know how many of Bradley’s victims have yet to report their abuse adding that it fears the repercussions on those victims including post-traumatic stress…and substance abuse.

            The panel was created to address the child mental health needs in Kent and Sussex counties where Bradley practiced.