How Do I React?

Knowing how to react to child sexual abuse is just as important as understanding the signs. The graphic below helps give some guidance in three different situations when dealing with child sexual abuse: disclosure, discovery, and suspicion. DISCLOSURE occurs when a child tells you that they have experienced abuse. DISCOVERY …

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3 Ways You’ve Been Taught You Can’t Be Trusted – And How Not to Pass That Onto Children

Originally published on Everyday Feminism Magazine on May 21, 2016 by Akilah S. Richards and re-published here with their permission. “To trust children, we must first learn to trust ourselves… and most of us were taught as children that we could not be trusted.” —John Holt Did it matter to …

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Your Child Should Never Be Forced to Hug Anyone (Yes, Including a Relative) – Here Are 7 Reasons Why

Originally published on Everyday Feminism Magazine on June 7, 2015 by James St. James and re-published here with their permission. (Content Warnings: incest, rape, and sexual violence) Two of my good friends had their first baby late this past year. From the get-go, Baby was a cuddly little girl. (Or, …

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People are not meant to live in plastic bags

People are not meant to live in plastic bags. I am certain of this. At the beginning of this video, I felt so much anger and sadness for this little boy. My heart aches at the numbness that is instilled in some people in regards to people in need. The …

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