Grooming

January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month

People often dismiss human trafficking as either something that occurs in other countries or as too big an issue to battle. Or they tell themselves, “This couldn’t happen in my community, and especially not in my family.” Sadly, they are wrong. Each of us needs to recognize that children of all ages, wherever they live,…

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The Gift of Fear

The Gift of Fear (courtesy of Gavin de Becker) Covid-19 is frightening. And because of Covid’s impact on our daily lives, the decisions parents must sometimes make regarding their kids may be also be harmful and, in the extreme, traumatic. During the pandemic, parents must sometimes make quick decisions regarding child care. When that happens,…

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Does Your Child Keep Secrets?

Good and Bad Secrets There is a specific importance to Secrets when it comes to your child’s personal safety. Predators depend on a child ‘keeping the secret’ for them to keep a child silent. We know from survivors, many of whom only ‘shared their secret’ as an adult that they were afraid to tell. We…

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