Categories: Child Sexual Abuse Survivors, Guest Blog, News and Events, Our Perspective, Survivor Stories

Spotlight: Advocating in Hispanic Communities

This week we chatted with Perla Freed, the Executive Director for the YMCA Guardians for Child Protection, to discuss what advocating for sexual abuse prevention might look like in Hispanic communities. Perla is an expert in the development, implementation and oversight of policies and practices to create and sustain a safe environment for children. She …

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Categories: Child Sexual Abuse Survivors, Guest Blog, News and Events, Our Perspective, Survivor Stories

Spotlight: A Hispanic Perspective on Abuse

As an immigrant and survivor, I know there is stigma that surrounds sexual abuse; the perspective in Hispanic communities is that we do not share our pain or talk about uncomfortable topics. Even now that I have disclosed what happened to me, I have always felt like the topic wants to be forgotten. In recent …

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Categories: Guest Blog, Other, Our Perspective

Stress, Resiliency, and COVID-19

Talking about Stress, Resiliency, and COVID-19
Let’s face it, we are all experiencing some level of chronic stress in the era of COVID-19, even our children. That stress could have long lasting effects on our mental and physical health. But it doesn’t have to. As an Authorized Facilitator and Certified Instructor, I meet many parents who are trying to do their …

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Categories: Child Sexual Abuse Survivors, General News, Guest Blog, Home, Our Perspective

Minimizing Opportunity During Coronavirus Quarantine

We have all felt the impact of the Coronavirus in our lives, but none more than the victim of abuse who may be quarantined with their abuser. As a survivor of child sexual abuse, I know what it feels like to live with a perpetrator, and I know how important any time away from home …

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Categories: General News, Guest Blog, Home, Our Perspective

Keeping Kids Safe During the Holidays

The winter holidays are some of the most anticipated days of the year for kids and adults alike. There can be a certain kind of magic about this time of year… and chaos, too. Visitors abound, schedules are hectic, parents might be overwhelmed, and in the wrong situation, abusers take advantage. In fact, rates of …

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