Do You Have Any of These Questions? (6th of 7 posts on child sexual abuse prevention)
· I suspect a child I know is being sexually abused. What should I do? · My son (or daughter) is constantly touching him/herself and seems to know things they shouldn’t know. Could something have happened? · My father was inappropriate with me, but I’m not sure if anything ever happened. Should I leave my daughter with him? · Should we teach our child to use the “real” words for their private parts? · I found my child and their friend in the closet with their pants down. I’m not sure if I handled it the right way. · I get the “uh-oh” feeling around Uncle Jim. Should we stay away from him, even if that means skipping a family get-together? · My “X” has a new live-in boyfriend and our daughter is sleeping in the bed with them. I don’t like it, but can I do anything about it? · I was sexually abused as a child and I’m worried that I am over-reacting to everything. Could I be harming my child?
You can find answers to these questions, and many more, by attending Stewards of Children, a Program Developed by Darkness to Light and is taught NATIONWIDE!
Thursday, May 9th, 6-9pm $25 per person 57 Boardwalk Commons, Orleans
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Please, if these informational posts are triggering you because sexual abuse has touched your life in a personal way, now is the time to seek assistance. “IT IS THE SILENCE THAT POISONS OUR FAMILIES” (Former Miss America, Marilyn van Derbur, Stewards of Children)
I urge every parent to take this training or call me directly for assistance. Between my services, other qualified professionals, Children’s Cove, Independence House, and others, every adult; parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle….should be trained, along with EVERY person providing any level of care to a minor.
This is an empowerment program, not a paranoia or scare based program. Even given the numbers of 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys being sexually abused before their 18th birthday, it is important to keep a sense of perspective. While we have to keep in mind that there are offenders in the local community, the vast majority of people do not sexually abuse children. Our #1 defense and method to keep children safe in our community is to begin to talk about CSA and educate ourselves about CSA.
It is an adult responsibility to protect children from sexual abuse!
Please see www.tracylamperti.com for more information about working with children and families or specifically about sexual abuse. If you would like 1:1 assistance, please contact Tracy Lamperti for a consultation.