5 Unexpected Things Children Experience After Abuse

5 Unexpected Things Children Experience After Abuse

Many people fail to realize that once a child has been removed from an abusive environment and is considered safe, they still have a long road of recovery ahead of them.

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What to Do About Defiance: Using Levels of Response to Connect

What to Do About Defiance: Using Levels of Response to Connect

As parents, we are often tempted to go after a gnat with an elephant gun. We have a giant response to a little behavior. Or we try a “one and done” approach. We think if we are angry or loud enough, the child will never engage in that sort of behavior again. Neither of these tools is effective in parenting kids who have had trauma.

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5 Ways to Raise Awareness During Child Abuse Prevention Month

5 Ways to Raise Awareness During Child Abuse Prevention Month

National Child Abuse Prevention Month is observed every April across the United States. If you’re wondering how you can contribute to this important cause, here are five practical suggestions.

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What Happens After a Child Sexual Abuse or Assault Disclosure?

What Happens After a Child Sexual Abuse or Assault Disclosure?

If you or someone you love has been the victim of sexual assault or child sexual abuse, you may be wondering what happens after you disclose the abuse to law enforcement. That’s what this article will explore.

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How to Protect Your Child From Online Predators

How to Protect Your Child From Online Predators

Predators are those who seek out children for their own sexual gratification. More and more stories are being reported of middle school and high school students being caught up in some form of sex trafficking.

Here’s what you need to know to protect your child from predators, both online and in person.

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How "Abducted in Plain Sight" Memes Hurt Victims

How "Abducted in Plain Sight" Memes Hurt Victims

As I watched Abducted in Plain Sight, I was able to relate to the main character, Jan Broberg, more than I’d like to admit. I, too, was a victim of childhood sexual assault, and though I was never kidnapped as she was, our stories share striking similarities.

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