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Understanding the deception tactics of abusers

Posted by Maria Ruiz on 11/04/19

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Understanding the deception tactics of abusers

Sex abusers are out to deceive everyone around them. And for many people, it’s hard to acknowledge the reality that predators are among us, and, are often the last people we expect. Many abusers utilize trusted positions in the community ... Read More »

Know the signs of denial

Posted by Maria Ruiz on 10/15/19

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Know the signs of denial

Denial is a commonly used defense mechanism for abuse victims. Because they want to believe that things will go back to normal, victims often feel trapped into just allowing the situation to play out. Fear of change can be overwhelming, especially ... Read More »

Teach your children the concept of “total body safety”

Posted by Maria Ruiz on 9/05/19

Teach your children the concept of “total body safety”

Teaching the concept of “total body safety” encompasses all parts of the body, including the head, mouth, legs and arms, which are usually overlooked. Child abuse perpetrators can use any part of the body to stimulate a child or ... Read More »

Be constantly vigilant anytime your children are near water

Posted by Maria Ruiz on 7/12/19

Be constantly vigilant anytime your children are near water

Drowning takes only a few seconds, especially when children have easy access to a body of water. Make sure children know the water safety rules — always go in with an adult, wear appropriate gear (floaties, goggles, etc.), and no ... Read More »

Know the signs of a potential predator

Posted by Maria Ruiz on 6/26/19

Did you Know? Know the signs of a potential predator

It’s not always easy to spot someone who has malicious intentions towards children in your community. Although we have sex offender registries and certifications for adults who work with children, predators can slip through the cracks. Adults who are in ... Read More »

Know the dangers of hot cars and how to keep children safe

Posted by Maria Ruiz on 6/20/19

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Know the dangers of hot cars and how to keep children safe

This time of year, we read horrible stories in the news about children being left in hot cars. This tragedy can happen to anyone, so it’s important to take steps to minimize risks. Don’t ... Read More »

Cyberbullying could be affecting your child

Posted by Maria Ruiz on 6/20/19

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Cyberbullying could be affecting your child

In the summer, children may be spending more time talking to friends online and sharing status updates on social media, playing games, and more. The internet is a great way to keep in touch with classmates while school is out, ... Read More »

Viewing pornography can put children in greater danger of abuse

Posted by Maria Ruiz on 6/20/19

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Viewing pornography can put children in greater danger of abuse

In a recent report on the role technology plays in sex trafficking, researchers discovered that the internet facilitated prostitution through online ads in 75% of cases. The average age of entry was 15. Pornography is a ... Read More »

If you hear concerns about boundaries, speak up

Posted by Maria Ruiz on 6/20/19

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If you hear concerns about boundaries, speak up

Parents can learn a lot about their children, and their children’s friends, simply by keeping conversations going whenever possible — after school carpool, snack time, field trips, etc. Pay attention to any conversations that leave you feeling unsettled, ... Read More »

What constitutes a concern worth reporting?

Posted by Maria Ruiz on 6/13/19

What constitutes a concern worth reporting? Parents have a responsibility to report concerns they have about another person’s behaviors or actions that could put their children — or any children — at risk. These concerns are anything that makes the parent uneasy or uncomfortable, or anything that a child ... Read More »