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Ellis Martin’s “Maximilian” Takes On Child Predator Stereotypes In honor of April being Child Abuse Prevention Month, pop artist Ellis Martin dropped a video for his newest single “Maximilian,” off the recently released “Pornotopia” album. Born in Chicago, Ellis Martin’s pop style is equally influenced by notes of Motown and soul. More than just self…

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Child Molestation Facts & Myths It’s natural for parents and caregivers to assume that their children aren’t at risk for child sexual abuse. Like other tragedies that appear out of our control, such as sickness, home break-ins, or accidents, most of us take necessary precautions (eat our veggies, lock the door, wear our seat belts)…

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Here’s Why Social Perception Matters Someone hit “comment” without getting their facts straight. Surprisingly, a lot more people were there to correct the mistake. Yesterday, the above image of Brian Banks popped up on Imgur. The text reads: “Brian Banks did 5 years in jail and had to register as a sex offender after a…

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Parenting as a Survivor Do You Struggle With Triggers? If you’re a parent who survived childhood sexual abuse, have your experiences differed from the struggles moms and dads normally share? The question came up when anonymous user asked Reddit’s parenting forum for help: the mom of two young boys had survived sexual abuse as a…

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You do everything within your power to protect your child from sexual abuse. You’re vigilant about who has contact with your child. You know the right questions to ask organizations. Even the behavioral signs to look for if you’re suspicious. But how can you feel secure that, if something did happen, your child would tell? Sexual…

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When an individual is accused of molesting a child, he will normally face criminal charges. These charges are brought against the accused by the government. However, a criminal case is not the only available avenue for child sex abuse survivors and their families seeking justice. A civil lawsuit against the perpetrator of child sexual abuse…

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The idea of repressed memories is haunting, yet it’s the foundation of all therapy; To help anyone who has experienced something traumatic better cope with their past experiences and future development. Often people are skeptical when told of repressed memories of sexual abuse or childhood trauma. Those who are skeptical may ask if such an…

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Understand How Sexual Abuse Affects Your Child Discovering that your child has been the victim of sexual abuse means coping with a myriad of your own feelings while trying to express the love, security and understanding your child needs. As an adult, you are capable of working through these emotions logically and developing your path…

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Volumes have been written on the negative effects experienced by childhood molestation victims; but can the early trauma of childhood sexual abuse affect how fast you age? We Know the Negative Effects Studies have revealed that those who suffered sexual abuse prior to age 12 experience lowered rates of high school graduation, long-term difficulties building…

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