Tagged With "sexual"

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Domestic Violence in the Home: What Happens to Children?

JR ·
Children are effected by domestic violence, whether noticed by parent's or not... Some say differently, arguing that the environment of the household, does not affect the result of the exposed child's wellbeing. However, studies show, that children exposed to households, harboring abusive behavior and relationships, are statistically more prone to mental health conditions, academic decline, and tendency to repeat abusive/violent behavior. Child witnesses of physical and sexual abuse can hear...
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Did You Know: Child Sexual Abuse and Prevention

le.petit. avocat ·
When I watch TV shows like Dr. Phil, Iyanla Fix My Life, and My 600lb Life, I noticed that sexual abuse during childhood or adolescence is a common theme in many of the featured stories. The shows highlight sexual abuse as the source of a current problem that causes the person to engage in reckless behavior as an adult. I can’t help but wonder if the abused person would still have had the same problems if the sexual abuse had been reported when it occurred. It doesn’t matter the culture,...
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Dating Violence Described in 4 Ways

Stephanie K ·
Being in a relationship is fun and definitely an interesting experience. In a relationship there are a lot of ups and downs and both people have to put in a lot of work to make it work. Being in a relationship is a very emotional experience. Sometimes, the emotional experience can lead to violence. Couples fight, but unfortunately in some cases, it leads to dating violence. Intimate partner violence (IPV) affects millions of Americans. The term "intimate partner violence" describes physical...
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What is and How to Identify Child Sexual Abuse

Stephanie K ·
Are noticing your child is acting “out of character”? Did you know this could be because they might have been sexually abused? Some background information you might find helpful: The abuser may be an adult or an older child or adolescent The abuse may include forcing a child to engage in sexual activities; asking or pressuring the child to do so (regardless of the outcome); indecent exposure of the genitals to a child; displaying pornography to a child; rubbing the genitals...
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8 Ways a Parent Should Prevent Child Sexual Abuse

Kay ·
In honor of April being Child Abuse Prevention Month, this month I want to talk about prevention of child sexual abuse. There are things that we as adults can do to protect children and also teaching them safety strategies to protect themselves. The following is an easy list that parents, school teachers, coaches, and child care personnel can use as a quick guide on how to prevent Child Sexual Abuse. Take an active role in your child’s life . Be involved in their activities and people around...
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The Power and Control Wheel

JR ·
Friends. Family. Co-Workers. Bosses. Acquaintances. And even strangers... If you have ever questioned your reality, second-guessed your thought process, or constantly doubt yourself…chances are, you may have been a victim of psychological abuse 1 . As one of the many topics when referencing the “The Duluth Model: The Power and Control Wheel”, these methods are used, when abusing, and controlling, the mind, body, and spirit of another individual. Have you felt that you have been passively...
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Re: 8 Ways a Parent Should Prevent Child Sexual Abuse

GettingThrough ·
Sure wish my parents would have paid attention and listened to me all those years ago! If they had I wouldn't be the mess of a person I am now.
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Re: 8 Ways a Parent Should Prevent Child Sexual Abuse

YICVP ·
I am so sorry that they didn't and sure hope that won't stop you from doing the work necessary to become the person you'd rather be. Many of us are here to guide you. Please check out our facilitated chat rooms for appropriate topics and times for you. Wishing you an easy healing!
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Re: 8 Ways a Parent Should Prevent Child Sexual Abuse

GettingThrough ·
I am working on becoming that person and slowly making progress. Nothing about it has been easy though, but it has gotten easier.
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Re: 8 Ways a Parent Should Prevent Child Sexual Abuse

YICVP ·
Such is the nature of the work...so worth it though! Keep on keeping on and come back here as often as you need for guidance and encouragement!
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It's Not Your Fault: Victim-blaming and Child Sexual Abuse

le.petit. avocat ·
No one wants to be a scapegoat, especially for something that is completely out of his or her control. Victim-blaming is similar to a scapegoat because a person is made to bear the blame for someone else’s actions even though he or she may be the victim. Rather than leaving the blame on the perpetrator of a crime, some people either intentionally or unintentionally shift the blame to the victim. I initially became familiar with the term and concept of “victim-blaming” after attending a...
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Support Survivors

Megananns ·
Sexual assault and abuse happen all too often in our society, unfortunately, with the continually butting heads of men and women alike, the core reason for these assaults and how we stop them is split. So, what can we as a people do to combat this crisis? Support our survivors.
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