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  • Averting Child Sexual Abuse

    A Mom Reflects on Parenting and PreventionAs a data-driven professional my career has been spent measuring. I measure my sales team’s success against their targets. I measure a campaign’s success in the marketplace. We even measured poops and pees when our daughter was first born (doctor recommended) … although the line charts weren’t actually necessary.…

  • A Teen Shares Her Story

    A Teen Shares Her Story

    Red Flags, But Can I Tell My Parents?“If something does not feel right, you need to tell us…”It was those words that rung in my ears when my coach grabbed my hips so close that I felt his breath on my shoulders. I knew what was happening was not right. I was at practice, my teammates…

  • Is Your Child’s School Teaching Internet Safety?

    You’ve heard me talk a lot about inviting schools onto your prevention team – that is, having conversations with principals, teachers, and other school personnel about body safety and keeping your children safe from child sexual abuse while in their care.  Well, here’s another question you might ask, “What are you doing to teach children…

  • Keeping Kids Safe Online – 10 Best Practices

    Keeping Kids Safe Online – 10 Best Practices

    While there are unique safety challenges specific to each form of technology, service, and app, here are ten general practices to support online safety. Keep your computer or tablet in a high-traffic area. Limit the sites your kids are allowed to visit, and for how long. Spend time with your children online and invite them…

  • Courageous Conversations & Tips Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Month

    April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. Please join me in countering our culture of silence about child sexual abuse by speaking up and having Courageous Conversations. Child sexual abuse thrives in a culture of silence and opportunity, and by not speaking up, we leave children vulnerable. In fact, offenders have told me outright that they…

  • “No Means No – Especially When it Comes from a Child”

    Meg Stone gets it right in her blog post on Huffington Post. When you teach your child that it’s okay to say “No” around physical touch you are helping to keep your child safe from sexual abuse and also paving the way for healthy sexual development. Manners are great, but not when they compromise a…