Categories: Child Sexual Abuse Survivors, DEI, Guest Blog, Honest Conversation, 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

Para Español, vaya aquí. 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 …

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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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Trafficking: Victimology & the Judicial System

When looking at human trafficking cases, law enforcement, judges, and the judicial branch must have a trauma-informed methodology. This is part two of our blog series on understanding human trafficking. If you missed part one, read it here. For some expert advice on how law enforcement investigates trafficking and the importance of trauma-informed education catered …

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