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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10 Ways Your Church Can Support Abuse Survivors

10 Ways Your Church Can Support Abuse Survivors

Protecting children must not be a niche ministry, or an add-on, or a box we have to check for legal purposes. Child protection is an urgent, sacred calling with eternal stakes. What we do for the least of these, we do for Christ.

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What Does SHIELD Stand For?

What Does SHIELD Stand For?

The ultimate goal of SHIELD Task Force is to end child abuse in West Virginia. When we were choosing our name, we put a lot of thought into what that entails. How, practically, do you put an end to something as pervasive as child abuse?

SHIELD is an acronym for our answer. What we do is in our name: See, Hear, Intervene, Empower, Learn, Defend.

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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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