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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

How Some Teachers Are on the Frontlines of Fighting Child Sexual Abuse

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Did you know that some victims of child sexual abuse prefer to confide in teachers rather than parents? Even those from “good” loving homes? No one knew Up until today, few know this.  My teachers were the first safe adults to learn that I was being raped by people my mother and family members both knew and trusted. Unfortunately, my homeroom teacher,  Mrs. Hiliard* and my teacher who taught me

How to Get Your Children Summer Ready to Avoid Sex Offenders

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Summer Vacation Can Be Dangerous  Is it summer again already?This time of year concerns me.I can tell you from personal experience that predators who prey on children love this time of year.  Everyone is looking for new arrangements for children who used to be in school all day. Single moms, grandparents, athletic groups, camps, faith group activities, babysitters, -predators are hiding in plain sight. I know.  This time of year the

We Gotta Ask Pregnant Moms Who Are Survivors Better Questions

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When  a close relative, Morgan*,  announced her pregnancy our family was ecstatic!  I had to hear hear every detail. By this time my own pregnancy was like 15 years ago and I I was too young, sick, and terrified to appreciate the whole miracle.  Yes, I was reliving my pregnancy through her.  She didn’t mind.  I checked. I know I can get bossy and not in a good way all

Savvy Safety Tips Survivors Want Parents to Know this Holiday Season

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During the holidays children might visit family and friends.   Friends and family might come over to visit. They haven’t seen the children in a long time. We think nothing of it when they rush over to hug and perhaps kiss the children.   But wait. Do the kids want to be hugged and kissed?  Are they comfortable with this?  Not all children will be comfortable with this. A lot

How to Get the Truth Around Obstacles of Myths, Lies, & Distraction: Infographics

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Let Me Tell It I once worked as the sexual assault Outreach Advocate for the state of Virginia.  Here is what I learned.  What one thing that I learned is that no human being can tell everyone’s story. It is just impossible. It is why I like to build platforms to give others an opportunity to tell their own. I like to empower others to lift their voices. And,  I like

Welcome the Week with Wisdom: Quotes on Stories & Writing to Nourish Survivors

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?“The single story creates stereotypes, and the problem with stereotypes is not that they are untrue, but that they are incomplete. They make one story become the only story.” ~Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie?“I think writing really helps you heal yourself. I think if you write long enough, you will be a healthy person. ~Alice Walker? If you don’t know the trees you may be lost in the forest, but if you

Safe Space is Beyond the Comfort Zone

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  Folks, I just created another information product.  It really doesn’t come easy. What I mean by that is I love to pass on information and knowledge.   But sometimes creating information products makes me think of those late night sales pitchy things.   Still, I do think that Survivors and allies need specialized products for ourselves.  Just for us.  So I create what I wish was out there to

Safety Plan: What Is It? The 7 Best on the Web & Why WE all need one!

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                                       Fall Safety Plan A What?   Safety plan:  In the domestic violence advocacy community, a safety plan is a strategy that advocates develop along with victims in order to raise their chances for survival. When a man or woman leaves a relationship they are at a much higher risk of being

6 FAQ by Parents & Caretakers about Child Sexual Abuse

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Today, I would like to speak to the parents and caretakers of children.   I realize that some of them might be a bit concerned.  When someone who seemed “normal” turns out to be an enemy of children, parents get anxious.  I don’t blame them.   One of my favorite audiences to speak in front of is parents of small children.  They always have a large number of questions and

What You Must Know About Campus Sexual Assault Right Now

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When I checked out the news this morning, there was a story about a sexual assault on a well known university near my home.  Sigh….. It is that time of year again isn’t it?  So I decided to share with readers a page that they can bookmark and get a great deal of information from.  I wanted to save you some search engine time.   In this post I have

World Wide Web Roundup for Survivors, Allies, and Friends

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This week we have headlines, a tool kit, latest research studies, and a “new to me” online resource. HEADLINES  FBI: Child Abuse ‘Almost at an Epidemic Level’ in U.S.Tens of thousands of children are being sexually exploited each year in the U.S., according to an investigation by the BBC.Is it easier to open up about sexual abuse online by Divya Kaushik Jehovah’s Witnesses Cover Up Child Sex Abuse and Oust a

Tellin Ya Something Good Tuesday: Stop It Now Prevention Tools

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Featured Resource:  Stop It Now is one of my favorite resources for parents, teachers, caretakers-everybody! I am devoting this post to their library of Prevention Tools.  You must check it out.  They have printable tip sheets for families, daycare safety, warning signs, and talking tips. They also offer guidebooks. Please stop by.  Bookmark this page.  Sign up for their updates.  Print out the tip sheets.    This information is so