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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 »

Preventing Child Abuse

Preventing Child Abuse The best way to help an abused child or preventing it from happening to your child is by educating yourself and watching for the signs. Teach your child what is and is not acceptable from others and believe your child if they tell you that something is wrong. Children can’t always speak for themselves, so we have ... Read More »

Physical Child Abuse – Definition

Physical Child Abuse – Definition Physical Child Abuse is the deliberate use of force against a child and any injury purposely inflicted upon a child which results or may result in bodily harm, may consist of just one incident or it may happen repeatedly. It is the most visible form of child abuse, and can happen once or many times. ... Read More »

Signs of Physical Abuse

Signs of Physical Abuse Signs of physical abuse can include injuries such as bruising and burning. Shaken Baby Syndrome and the lesser known Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy are two other injuries identified. Each of these listed abuse injuries is accompanied by what to look for in the way of injury patterns. Depression and anxiety were two of the signs of ... Read More »