Child Abuse

QAnon – A Statement from KidSafe Foundation

Not in Our Name!!    Be Careful What You Are Sharing! The conspiracy theory and cult movement known as QAnon is attempting to hijack the good names of organizations leading the fight against child sexual abuse and sex trafficking. We cannot let this happen. QAnon followers preach that a cabal of powerful people within government, business,…

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A Child’s View – Sheltering at Home with My Abuser

Adults, this will be a difficult read. Our kids need us to know the facts before we can truly help them. And just like that, snap, the children were home. For some families, the experience has been an opportunity for peaceful self-reflection, new rhythms in the family schedule, spending quality time interacting with each other,…

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Q: What do I do if a child tells me—or hints—that they are being abused? 

A: The child has found the courage to tell you about a difficult experience because they trust you and they need help. This is your chance to prove that they trusted the right person. Perhaps you are a part of their Circle of Safe Adults. Here are the key steps to follow: Remain calm. Do…

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Q: My kid tattles all the time! How do I get them to stop?

A: We have a remedy for this. Knowing the difference between tattling and reporting is an important part of personal safety. Children can easily learn the difference between tattling and reporting and you will have a calmer household for it. Simply stated: TATTLING is telling on someone to get them in trouble. REPORTING  is done to…

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Q: I am worried that my daughter’s friend is being sexually abused, what should I do?

Reporting Child Abuse To answer this question let’s start with the technical (official). By law, if a citizen 18 and older in the state of Florida (and many other states) suspects that a child is being abused in any way (physically, sexually, emotionally or neglect) you must report it. It’s not only the right thing…

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Q: How do we talk about touch with our kids?

A: It is much easier to talk about all sorts of touch with our kids if we have a name for it. Let’s start with Safe Touch. Mom! Bryan hit me!  Dad! Abby pushed Baby Joey down! Is an example of everyday touching.  Cuddling on the couch with your child while reading a story or…

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