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.
Ignorance may be bliss, that’s true, but not with child sexual abuse. Ignorance is risky behavior. What you don’t know could hurt you, or your children.
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?
Halloween is when parents worry about children abducted by pedophiles while they trick-or-treat, despite experts saying that doesn’t happen.
Children don’t have the tools to protect themselves from sexual abuse because their parents are often afraid to learn the facts about it.
A sex trafficking survivor talks about the path her trauma drove her down and her goal of helping other survivors heal.
If your child has been sexually violated, the word ‘disclosure’ takes on a horrifying meaning, what you do next can make or break your child’s future.
Starting over after my rape case meant saying goodbye to the things that hurt. For me starting over meant getting rid of your damn mattress.
Penn State is back in the news, making now a good time to remember exactly what happened there
Summertime children are protected by the sun but what about sexual abuse? Here are tips to protect children from sexual abuse.
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month; beware not all programs that claim to be about rape prevention actually deliver.
Bill Cosby joked about being abused as a child, and the punchline was “look how well I turned out”. That argument deserves re-examination.
It’s child sex abuse month.There are things about being a sex abuse survivor that most people don’t know, but everyone should learn.
What if the abuser is a child. About 40% of child sexual abuse is committed by minors. Some are 17 years old. But some are very young children.
It’s never easy to talk about being raped. It’s never easy to use words like “incest” and “victim” about yourself. I still do it, and I have my reasons why.
We all say we don’t like sex offenders, but we don’t like protecting kids from them, either
Rape will never end until we stop judging rape victims, start believing them, and stop criticizing their supporters. We can do it.
Recovering from sexual abuse can be difficult. A parents role in their child’s recovery sets the tone for a path of healing or not.
Bystander intervention helps prevent abuse before it happens and helps to set a precedent for what is acceptable behavior and what is not.
There are a lot of things parents can do to prevent their children from being sexually abused. They all start with understanding more about sexual abuse.
What do you do if your child says they were sexually abused. There are things you can say that will make a huge difference. Starting with “I believe you.”
A teacher was fired for sexual abuse with students. No teacher should put students through sexual abuse. If one does, he or she should be fired
It’s important for parents to protect children from sexual abuse. Educating children about the topic gives the tools to protect them.
What happens when we punish kids for speaking out about abuse? We teach them some unintended lessons
The man who raped me is dead. The start of an emotional roller coaster. Because every day we are surviving…even the day our rapist dies.
I know the whereabouts and habits of a dangerous sex offender, the one who abused me. And until we change the law, there’s nothing I can do about it.
Child sexual abuse is an epidemic. If we didn’t have an epidemic of people who keep rapists’ secrets, we wouldn’t have an epidemic of abuse.
“Clowns Seen in Wooded Areas Luring Children to Join Them,” an attention-getting headline, but what about the rest of the facts? Can we blame the clowns?