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Prevention

The Advocate Newsletter – December 2018

December 2018 As I sit looking out the window in my office, and see the season’s changing before my eyes, I am reminded of all we have experienced this year at The Child Center, Inc. And I am grateful. I am grateful for the 718 children who were brave enough to find their voice, come…

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Preventing Sexual Abuse in Youth-Serving Organizations

The vast majority of coaches, volunteers, and other professionals are dedicated, caring people who help our children develop their talents and passion for sports and hobbies. However, some individuals who are sexually attracted to children use youth organizations to identify and begin their manipulation of their next victim. In addition, other individuals may not begin…

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Keeping kids safe from abuse during the holidays!

The holidays are a joyous time for adults and kids alike. But amidst the celebration, we’d like to let you in on an often-unknown secret surrounding this time of year. During the holidays, when visitors abound, schedules get hectic, and parents are often overwhelmed, all types of child abuse increase. So now is the perfect…

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Talking to Children about Disasters

In today’s new cycle, we see and hear about disasters, attacks, and other terrible events regularly. Children hear these stories too! Though they may not fully comprehend what’s happening, children are perceptive and understand when stories are frightening or cause distress in their parents. Many parents have questions about how to talk to children about…

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What’s Your School Doing to Keep Your Child Safe from Sexual Abuse?

Talking with the Director Just as you would talk with the director about curriculum, teachers, meals, and play safety, it’s also important to ask about policies and practices that will help keep your kids safe from sexual abuse. Please don’t let your discomfort stand in the way of this important back-to-school conversation. Ask the director about background…

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