Video: Parents and Educators Must Learn the Signs of Child Sexual Abuse

Video:  Parents and Educators Must Learn the Signs of Child Sexual Abuse
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The Lost Secret of Child Sexual Abuse: I Love a Survivor, My Pain Has a Voice Too

The Lost Secret of Child Sexual Abuse: I Love a Survivor, My Pain Has a Voice Too
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ImagineImagine your loved one was a victim of child sexual violence. You wanted to help.   You wanted to take action.   You wanted family, community, and society to rally around your loved one the way that we do when someone is a victim of other violent crimes.   Maybe support your loved one the way that we do when someone has cancer. But you found none of that.  The screams of Survivors are covered…

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The One Question Every Parent of a Girl Must Ask Themselves

The One Question Every Parent of a Girl Must Ask Themselves
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Memory Lane (2000’s) “No!” “Nobody kisses me!  Except my mother, my Grammy, my Aunt Kisha, my LaLa, my Nanny, my Dada, my Gma,” (and the list went on) I knew the list cold.  It was a list we agreed on together.  See, I am his mother. And, that little four-year-old who was being indignant and yelling, was my son.  He was playing with a ten-year-old girl a few yards away from me. I didn’t see…

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Watching Racism and Rape Work: The Scripted Entertainment Industry

Watching Racism and Rape Work:  The Scripted Entertainment Industry
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  Watching  If you deny people a voice, their own voice, there’s no way you will every know who they were, and so they are erased. ~Alice Walker Activist Deray Mckesson has a saying, “Watch whiteness work.” Think of it as an alert, like “Breaking News”.     It has a lot of meaning in Black cultures. One meaning is:  pay attention to how racism, prejudice, and discrimination predictably come together. Most of us know…

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Why Some Victims of Rape and Abuse Say It Never Happened

Why Some Victims of Rape and Abuse Say It Never Happened
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  After the loss When a victim of sexual violence reports that someone raped them they might want to press charges.  At first.But then…….As time goes on they may begin to pull away and become less cooperative.With everyone.Medical professionals. Law enforcement. Prosecution. Even advocates. And, even their own friends & family.DoubtSo because of this,  somewhere along the line folks start to wonder. Maybe they are not telling the truth? People start to say, “If it…

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How to Start Talking to Young Children about Sexual Abuse

How to Start Talking to Young Children about Sexual Abuse
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  My whole world shifted. As always, it was the fault of the mother. Yes, it was.  I have worked with victims/survivors of sexual violence for well over two decades. Recently my central focuses are child sexual abuse prevention & healthy response.  Actually, it was my mother who encouraged me to go in this direction.   She thought that she had done everything right.   She asked us questions often.   “Did anyone touch you?”…

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Child against Child Abuse: The Most Overlooked Facts About Child Sexual Abuse Exposed by Experts

Child against Child Abuse: The Most Overlooked Facts About Child Sexual Abuse Exposed by Experts
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Sexual violence at the hands of children is just as destructive as any violation by an adult. It is hard being the victim of an older child.  In the back of our collective mind, our society still thinks that it is less harmless to be violated by a child than by an adult. I spoke to a woman who came to talk to meet with me wearing a restaurant uniform. She was so proud to…

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One of the Worst Pieces of Advice I Was Ever Given about Surviving Child Sexual Abuse

One of the Worst Pieces of Advice I Was Ever Given about Surviving Child Sexual Abuse
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I am a voracious reader.  As early as I can recall my mother required that all three of her children read at least two books at a time daily.   I don’t recall being read to as a child. I only recall asking my mother how to pronounce multiple syllable words.  Over the years, I have connected with many children of color who share the same stories.     But there is one story that…

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8 Phrases of Comfort Parents Can Communicate to Children to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse

8 Phrases of Comfort Parents Can Communicate to Children to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse
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So every night my mother would come to tuck me in at night.   Every night without fail.  And every night without fail, this would happen. She would come to my bed,  look it over and say, “My goodness Tonya!  With all of these dolls and animals, where do you plan to sleep?” Listen, I would figure that out later.  What was important to me was that, the many dolls and stuffed animals would protect me…

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10 Excellent Memoirs about the Sexual Violence Survivor’s Journey

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Glad to see that we are in a season of listening to the powerful voices of Survivors.  Excellent!  What is most unfortunate is that there are so many out there.  This week I gathered up a cross section of a few memoirs that I have read about the healing journey.  Each one is truly authentic.  I don’t think that any two are the same.  While it isn’t “good” that they had to endure such an…

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UPDATE: How Good Parents Miss Child Sexual Abuse and 5 Questions to Change That

UPDATE: How Good Parents Miss Child Sexual Abuse and 5 Questions to Change That
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Update:  I published this during the summer months (2015). It spread across quite a few websites and I got a great deal of positive feedback. However, some parents & caretakers commented indirectly that certain portions of the post were unclear.   I couldn’t let that stand.   The purpose of the post was to inform. If y’all didn’t feel fully informed then I haven’t done my job.   So I tweaked the post.   Made…

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The Truth About Rape & Distraction That No One is Talking About: Part 1

The Truth About Rape & Distraction That No One is Talking About: Part 1
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Read any comment section or social media platform on the topic of Nate Parker and his new film “The Birth of a Nation” and you will find the following phrases: “I find it funny how just when…” “How come none of this came out when….?” “Why all of a sudden….?” “You see the timing of this don’t you…..? “This is mighty inconvenient timing…..” A Crime of Distraction ‘ Nothing new here.   Whenever a major scandal…

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Are Children Capable of Attracting Rape?

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Trigger Warning  So….I happened to watching a show that I enjoy immensely. It was “Greenleaf” on OWN. I love that show!  Actually, I was tweet watching it. You know, where you are watching it on television while enjoying the comments on Twitter. Anyway, there was a scene between a teenage girl and a leader of the church.   His character is a suspected serial pedophile who happens to be around the age of 55-63. This particular…

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