what to do if there is a molester in my family

If you’re a parent, it’s natural to fear for your child’s safety. If you yourself are a parent and a survivor of sexual abuse, your fears are likely intensified. How can you know if another member of your family has deviant sexual motivations? How would you react, as a parent and survivor, if someone in…

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While we’re all well versed in the importance of “no means no,” parenting lessons about consent often take a back seat until that dreaded pre-teen talk. However, in the video below, Parenting Gently explores the idea that teaching your kids about consent might just be vital in helping prevent child sexual abuse. We often are…

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What Isn't Sexual Abuse

Parent’s Can’t Assume All Organizations are Safety-Aware Whether a school, church, sports team, or after-school group, many parents trust their child’s health and safety to some organization. Offering lessons in teamwork, leadership, and community, youth organizations allow children the chance to practice important social skills under supervision. However, while a youth organization puts heavy emphasis…

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How Can Your Organization Prevent Sexual Abuse? Youth organizations should schedule regular self-assessments to identify any faults or weaknesses in their sexual abuse prevention program. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has developed a downloadable guide to help organizations adopt or adapt their prevention strategies. You can download the CDC’s guide here: The…

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