4 Misunderstood Signs of Child Abuse: A Sexual Assault Nurse Speaks Up

4 Misunderstood Signs of Child Abuse: A Sexual Assault Nurse Speaks Up

People naturally want to see evidence of damage done from an accident or a crime. Whether it’s the smashed front end of a car from a wreck, or a bruised eye after an argument, we want to see the wound, the stitches, the blood. We want proof.  We are socialized to believe that we have to see an injury to know it happened.   Herein lies the problem with proving sexual assault.… Read More Read more
Parent Alert! Now Parents Are Making Porn for Their Kids?!

Parent Alert! Now Parents Are Making Porn for Their Kids?!

“Mums Make Porn” – British Reality TV Shocker

Try to wrap your mind around this one. A group of five presumably well-meaning moms in the UK are disgusted by the violence they discover when researching the porn film industry. They are rightly concerned about how easy it is for children to access porn and its twisted messages. So, the moms resolve to come up with a solution.… Read More Read more
Sexual Behavior in Children: What’s Normal? What’s Harmful?

Sexual Behavior in Children: What’s Normal? What’s Harmful?

This post was originally published on April 27, 2017 and updated on April 4, 2019. Playing “doctor” is a common sign of normal curiosity in children. Little girls and little boys want to see each other’s private parts. That’s pretty harmless when you’re dealing with 5-year-olds. But what happens when a 10-year-old boy cajoles a 7-year-old girl into a bathroom and wants to put their private parts together?… Read More Read more
Are Your Kids Safe from Abuse in Sports? 3 Questions Every Parent Should Ask

Are Your Kids Safe from Abuse in Sports? 3 Questions Every Parent Should Ask

Little league baseball, rep hockey, competitive swimming, after-school tennis lessons, karate classes . . . so many sports for our kids to choose from! Whatever activity your child chooses, the benefits of participating in youth sports are almost endless: they can improve outcomes in all areas including physical, social, psychological, academic and health. In well-structured sports, children receive opportunities to set and meet personal goals, develop lasting friendships and enhance problem-solving skills.… Read More Read more