Why seeing Jeffrey Epstein’s list of clients will not prevent child sexual abuse, but addressing your own biases will.
A survivor story called Denormalizing child abuse shows how while abuse can become normal to a child, child abuse is never normal.
A vital part of fighting child sexual abuse is learning about what it is and why we must prevent it from happening to any child ever again.
The online predator’s target is a vulnerable child. Protecting children from online predators is the responsibility of all of us.
Suffering kept silent is a heavy-weight on the soul but sharing the burden of pain with your community can be difficult if they don’t want to hear.
The world breaks everyone and afterward, many are strong at the broken places.”— Ernest Hemingway, A Farewell to Arms. Broken doesn’t mean beyond repair.
Your friend has just told you that they have been sexually assaulted, abused, stalked or raped and you want to support them but you’re not sure what they need. Maybe it happened to them decades ago, in childhood, or maybe it was as recent as today. You want to help your friend in any way you can. Situations may vary, but here are 5 tips for friends of survivors.
The word “consent” gets thrown around as if everyone understands it. The basics are easy, but the nuances of consent can get complicated.
Consent matters. Set your own boundaries and respect the boundaries of others. We don’t need complicated contracts, we need a revolution.
Do you know how to protect your children from sex offenders? Cory Jewell Jensen talks about her work with sex offenders and what she knows
Using these rape kits, evidence can be collected from a crime scene and when it comes to assault, that crime scene is the survivor’s body.
Harvey Weinstein didn’t pin down all his victims, in fact, some of them willingly got in their car and went to meet him. Louise Godbold explains coercion.
The holidays are a time of joy and magic for children. Learn how to protect your kids over the holidays, and keep the magic in their lives.
How do you spot a sex offender? Sex offenders cannot be profiled. There is no specific race, gender, sexual orientation, or education level that defines us.
Many survivors open up about their abuse only to find that family reactions are just as painful, if not more so, than the original trauma.
Gaslighting is abuse. It is an act of violence, be it domestic violence, workplace, or elsewhere. Know how to recognize and survive it.
Offenders are not men in a trench coat. We are members of your family. We are people you know and trust. We are people who have access to your child.
Pedophiles on YouTube: while parents are aghast, they don’t seem to realize that YouTube is only a symptom of a larger problem.
I came from a really poor household. I pulled my family out of extreme poverty. Then my boss raped me, life fell apart, but I recovered.
Slavery hasn’t ended; today it’s called human trafficking; using force, fraud or coercion for labor or sexual exploitation. Here are facts about it.
The President wouldn’t believe me. I didn’t disclose my abuse after it happened; I disclosed it when I was ready. So did most of his other victims. So what does that say about us?
It’s important for parents to talk about sexual abuse with children. This blog has tips on how to talk about sexual abuse with children.
An interview with the Stop Abuse Campaign’s Melanie Blow about ACEs, addiction, prostitution and child sex abuse laws and policy.
Outrage alone doesn’t protect children. Money is needed to combat child abuse, but it never seems to be a budget priority. Why’s that?
If a child discloses sexual abuse to you, it could change both of your lives. But a little knowledge can make you into the person an abused child needs.
Butterflies and other signals pedophiles supposedly identify themselves with and use to express the sex of children they are interested in.
Is the world of the Protestant churches teetering on the edge of a sex abuse scandal similar to the one that had rocked the Catholic Church?
Many have the choice of attending holiday parties with their child sex abuser, or avoiding family at the holidays. Not an easy choice.
I like Santa Claus, don’t you? But I don’t like lying, I don’t like secrets and I don’t like forcing kids to sit on someone’s knee.
How many children are involved in child sex trafficking in the United States? What can you do to ensure your child doesn’t end up being trafficked?