This here post is pretty serious. You have friends, classmates, coworkers, acquaintances, or maybe you yourself are in a very desperate place and feeling all alone. Alone can be a pretty dark place and this post is meant to let people who are in this place know that others have been there too and there … Continue reading When You Feel Deep Despair
Lot's of parents are incredible affection givers to their children but when it comes to each other, not so much.
A teen might be thrilled to begin driving. Their parents might even let them try driving in some remote location. This does not mean they should begin driving at this point in their life.
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What about the Risk of Other Youths? (5th of 7 posts on child sexual abuse prevention) Before addressing the issue of juvenile offenders… Have you considered signing up for the May 9th training? This is an excellent presentation/training on the subject, and the ONLY evidence based program of its kind. Thousands of adults have taking … Continue reading Juvenile Offenders
As I traveled close behind my seven year old daughter today on a fun bike ride to the Hot Chocolate Sparrow, I watched as she curved to the left, dropped to the ground and her head (covered by her bike helmet), smashed on the pavement and literally bounced! It all seemed to happen in … Continue reading Bike Helmets
73% of child victims do not tell anyone about the abuse for at least a year. 45% of victims do not tell anyone for at least 5 years. Some never disclose (Smith et al., 2000; Broman-Fulks et al., 2007). WHY? The child was “groomed” so well that they didn’t even know that they were being … Continue reading Why Doesn’t the Child Tell Someone?
There are a percentage of sexual offenders/perpetrators/criminals that snatch a child or make a sexual move on a child, all at once and without any precursory behaviors. Here, we are talking about the creepy guy sitting in the white van or the guy in the trench coat at the park. We most definitely need to … Continue reading What About Tickling? Gateways to the Victim
The Stewards of Children training offers SO much important information. About the MOST important thing you will learn in this training is about situations where children would potentially be exposed to One on One Situations. • A One on One situation is any situation where your child would be alone with an adult, older child, … Continue reading One on One Situations
It is SO important to teach your child about "good touch/bad touch," trusting their instincts and what to do if they feel uncomfortable. BUT, it is NOT your child's responsibility to protect themselves from being sexually misused by someone. It is an adult responsibility! Equip yourself with the knowledge to address this difficult topic with … Continue reading Protecting Children