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Preventing Child Abuse – “Know the Red Flags”

Preventing Child Abuse – “Know the Red Flags” (Source: http://www.parentsformeganslaw.org/public/prevention_childSexualAbuse.html) With so many tricks clearly identified, you now may be seeing certain patterns of behavior emerging. You may also be able to detect a predator at the beginning stages of their grooming process – even before they have begun abusing; but you have to be very astute. This is an ... Read More »

Factors Contribute to Child Abuse

Factors Contribute to Child Abuse There is no single, definitive cause of child abuse, and any child – regardless of age, gender, race, ethnicity, cultural identity, socioeconomic status, spirituality, sexual orientation, physical or mental abilities or personality – may be vulnerable to being abused. Child abuse is a complex problem and there are many different contributing factors (individual, familial, social). ... Read More »

Who is a Child Abuse Victim

Who is a Child Abuse Victim A child who is being abused is usually in a position of dependence on the abuser. The power imbalance between the child and the abuser often increases the burden of disclosure. Why children do not report abuse Depending on their age and stage of development, a child may not be able to communicate what ... Read More »

Signs of Child Abuse

Signs of Child Abuse You can save a child’s life just by knowing the warning signs of child abuse. It is our responsibility as parents (caregivers, friends and family) to know and understand what child abuse are, the signs of child abuse and how to make certain that the children are receiving the love, care, and treatment that they deserve. ... Read More »

Who is a Child Abuser / Perpetrator

Who is a Child Abuser / Perpetrator Most perpetrators are known to both the victim and his/her family. S/he may be a well-respected member of the community, at any level of the social spectrum culturally, economically, or sexually. Sometimes the molestation occurs during a family gathering, amidst relatives and friends. The child may be sitting on the perpetrator’s lap, covered ... Read More »

Child Predators on the Internet

Child Predators on the Internet While the computer age has opened a whole new world for our children to explore and learn from, the “information superhighway” also has a dark side we all need to be aware of. Just as they prey on land, Pedophiles lurk on the Internet waiting to lure innocent children into their web of deviance, looking ... Read More »

Lures-Behaviours-Tactics of a Child Abuser / Perpetrator

Lures-Behaviours-Tactics of a Child Abuser / Perpetrator It is essential for a parent to know the characteristics of a child sexual abuser/perpetrator in order to protect their child. It is equally important to understand how perpetrators lure children into their web of harm, and to teach their child how to identify danger and respond to it, and most importantly, to ... Read More »

Preventing Child Abuse – “Know the Tricks Used by Sexual Predators”

Preventing Child Abuse – “Know the Tricks Used by Sexual Predators” (Source: http://www.parentsformeganslaw.org/public/prevention_childSexualAbuse.html) 1.    The Apple Of My Eye Trick The first trick is named after Laura Ahearn’s “The Apple Of My Eye” sexual abuse prevention program. This trick is at the top on her list for the most insidious of all because predators use the same innocent vulnerability we strive ... Read More »

Preventing Child Abuse – “What Can You Do To Protect Your Children From Child Predators?”

Preventing Child Abuse – “What Can You Do To Protect Your Children From Child Predators?” (Source: http://reocities.com/CapitolHill/7836/predator.html) Public awareness is being raised concerning the national tragedy of missing children. Not all missing children are runaways; some children just seem to vanish without a trace. We cannot always be with our children, so we must trust their intelligence and good judgment. ... Read More »

The Consequences of Child Abuse

The Consequences of Child Abuse Common long-term effects and problems for abused children include: Emotional problems Behavioural problems Poor performance in school Further abuse While these effects are not always obvious, they are important. Long-term studies of low achievers, runaways, drug abusers, prostitutes and incarcerated individuals paint a disturbing picture. Abuse is a consistent and pervasive element in their backgrounds. ... Read More »