New! Launching in April 2017 The Predator Identification Training program is a free in-person presentation educating parents and teachers about the predatory grooming process that precedes child sexual abuse in the schools. Educator sexual misconduct affects everyone, from the child to the parents to 99.9% of hardworking teachers to the school whose reputation is tarnished and ends up financially responsible…

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Summer Camp Safety

Keep your kids safe with this summer camp safety checklist Summer camp is a perfect place for sex abusers to groom and abuse kids, which means it is time to think summer camp safety. Wherever there are kids there is the potential that a predator will have found his or her way into the camp…

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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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girl's lap

Inside the Mind of a Child Predator Have you ever wondered what goes on in the mind of a child predator – What motivates their distorted needs, or how they could justify their actions? We asked Maya Nichols, a former parole officer who worked closely with sex offenders, about her experiences and insights into the…

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ellis martin maximilian

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 Molesters Work To Gain Your Child’s Trust It’s called “grooming” and it’s the way would-be pedophiles and child molesters earn your child’s trust, and often your own. The process is a perversion of romantic courtship: a multistage process in which abusers create a bond with your child, making it more difficult to detect sexual…

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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 To Talk About Sexual Abuse Safety Did you know that most children never report sexual abuse while it’s happening? If you think that’s crazy, think about this: Most sexual abusers are someone known and trusted by your family, not a stranger. The combination of a trusted family member or friend creating feelings of emotional…

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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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You’ve read the interviews: Family members or neighbors are often quoted as saying “I thought something was strange. But I didn’t speak up.” No matter how many times we shake our heads at other’s inaction, it’s a fact: You’re less likely to speak up when others stay quiet. We worry that it may not be…

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