Publications

Grounding and Anxiety Management with Young Children Series: Part 3 of 3
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June, 2021

Welcome to the third and final part of our series in grounding and anxiety management with young children! For this three-part series we have been focusing on fun and simple activities that you can do with your child to help them better cope with their feelings of frustration and anxiety. This has proven to be especially needed as children (and parents!), have been dealing with the challenges of reduced school times and slow progress on the Pandemic front. Each video resource referenced is…

Topic
  • Child Sexual Abuse
  • Parents & Caregivers
Grounding and Anxiety Management with Young Children Series: Part 2 of 3
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April, 2021

Welcome to the second installment in our 3-part series on grounding and anxiety management with young children! In this series we are focusing on simple, fun, and helpful activities that you can teach anyone in your family, including young children, to help them cope with stressors and anxiety. For our second activity, we will be learning how to make a "Worry Box".

Worry Box
Create a fun, bonding experience with your child by teaching them how to cope and deal with worries and…

Topic
  • Child Sexual Abuse
  • Parents & Caregivers
  • Training Tools
  • Guides & Activities
  • Awareness Raising
Aumenta las conversaciones sobre seguridad durante Covid-19
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October, 2020

As families continue to practice safety measures during the pandemic by social distancing, washing hands often, and by wearing a mask; it is also an opportunity to have a conversation with children about healthy boundaries and body safety.

Mientras las familias continúan practicando medidas de seguridad durante la pandemia a través del distanciamiento social, lavándose las manos con frecuencia y usando mascarilla; también es una oportunidad para tener una conversación con los niños…

Topic
  • Child Sexual Abuse
  • Parents & Caregivers
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November, 2017

Sibling child sexual abuse is defined as "sexual behavior between siblings that is not age appropriate, not transitory, and not motivated by developmentally, mutually appropriate curiosity" (Caffaro & Conn-Caffaro). Studies have shown that between 2% (Leder) and 4% (Finkelhor, Hammer, Sedlak) of people have been sexually victimized by a sibling, as the sexual contact involved some degree of forced or coercive activity.

This Advocacy Station is written for community based…

Topic
  • Child Sexual Abuse
  • Parents & Caregivers
With Considerations for Children, Teens, and Families
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July, 2016

Advocates and therapists have important roles in promoting the healing of survivors of childhood and teen sexual abuse, as well as survivors' nonoffending family members. When we work together, we can develop strong partnerships that ensure survivors have therapy options that are relevant to their needs. This offers survivors and their families a continuum of care that can help ease, and possibly hasten, the path of healing.

This booklet was developed for advocates and aims to…

Topic
  • Child Sexual Abuse
  • Parents & Caregivers
  • Therapy
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February, 2015

This resource focuses on resilience and how we can promote it in our everyday advocacy with young survivors and their caregivers. We often talk about the healing process; what we are really referring to is one understanding of resilience: The human capacity to face, overcome, be strengthened by or even transformed by, the adversities of life. In our work, we provide tools and support to empower survivors of all ages to build upon that capacity that already exists. Promoting resilience aligns…

Topic
  • Parents & Caregivers
  • CSA Prevention
PDF & Printed Materials
January, 2015

A trauma-informed approach to advocacy with parents of children who have been sexually abused means considering the range of stressors that families encounter. Specifically, we must recognize the possibility that parents may also have experienced sexual abuse as a child. In conjunction with the services offered to children, supporting the healing of parent-survivors helps both generations. Advocates have an excellent opportunity to help parent-survivors focus on their strengths. While their…

Topic
  • Child Sexual Abuse
  • Parents & Caregivers
Who Are Also Child Sexual Abuse Survivors
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March, 2014

A trauma-informed approach to advocacy with parents of children who have been sexually abused means considering the range of stressors that families encounter. Specifically, we must recognize the possibility that parents may also have experienced sexual abuse as a child. In conjunction with the services offered to children, supporting the healing of parent-survivors helps both generations. Advocates have an excellent opportunity to help parent-survivors focus on their strengths. While their…

Topic
  • Parents & Caregivers
A Family-Based Teen Dating Violence Abuse Prevention Program
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March, 2013

Foshee, V. et all (2012). Journal of Adolescent Health.

Often when we think about teen dating abuse prevention programs, we think of programs delivered in a school setting. Moreover, we may even think specifically of the curriculum Safe Dates, as it is one of the only evidence-based teen dating abuse prevention curricula. However, the Families for Safe Dates program combined components of the Safe Dates curriculum with additional activities and presents them in a very new format: at…

Topic
  • Parents & Caregivers
  • Curriculums
  • Healthy Relationships
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December, 2012

In this issue of "Partners in Social Change," we examine the influence that parents have with their teens and how this can be supported and enhanced to increase the effectiveness of sexual violence prevention. In the articles that follow, you will read about why parents should be engaged and how you can facilitate that process. We share a sexual health expert's great "Top 10" list of talking points that parents can use when they talk to their teens about sex and sexual violence. Next, we…

Topic
  • Parents & Caregivers
  • CSA Prevention