Former Vice President Joe Biden is slamming Hollywood film executive Harvey Weinstein in the midst of a harrowing sexual assault scandal first publicly reported last week.
For children with disabilities, the rate is even higher, he said. At a time when fewer and fewer elected officials serve in uniform, Beau Biden deployed to Iraq as his state's sitting attorney general.
"It so fits our mission, which is outreach to the community and health and wellness, and opening doors to people's understanding and appreciation of where the risks to our society are and what we can do about that", Doylestown Health President and CEO Jim Brexler said of the program.
The two-hour, facilitator-led training will begin soon for clinical staff in the hospital's ER and pediatric service, as well as for staff at the Children's Village early childhood education center on the campus.
When he was offered his father's Senate seat, he instead opted to finish his work fighting child sexual abuse, confident that the merits of his contributions would elevate him more honorably than his name.
"Thirty-five percent of the victims of child abuse are under the age of 11", Biden said. "So the more adults you have out there trained and talking to people, the better", Houser said.
"We want child predators to know that Bucks County will not be safe for them", he said. The campaign was launched in 2014 after recommendations from the White House Task Force to Prevent Sexual Assault. A year ago alone, there were more than 300 cases in Bucks in which forensic interviews were necessary, Ettinger added.
"Because of the bravery of so many courageous women speaking up, putting their careers at risk to save other women from similar abuse, this disgusting behavior - at least on the part of Harvey Weinstein - has been brought to an abrupt and justifiable end", Biden said.
Those who have followed Biden's life and career know that he's no stranger to tragedy.
"I hope through events like this, more individuals throughout Pennsylvania or the country see what can happen when dedicated members of the community come together to help our most vulnerable", Cowhey said.
Former Vice President Joe Biden has consistently made it a priority to use his platform to stand up for women.
Funding for the partnership comes from ShopRite of Warminster. "That's what Beau did and that's what this foundation does and that's what this partnership does".