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Coaching Can Be Complicated

Let’s face it. Coaching can be complicated. As a coach, you’re a mix of coach, parent, educator, and motivator. You see the promise in your athletes, pushing them to achieve things they might not have thought possible. Celebrating their successes and counseling them through short-comings, you develop a close personal relationship with the athletes you …

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Keeping Your Athlete Safe

With kids back in school, school and club sports are back in session and parents are meeting the challenges of supporting their young athletes. As a parent, you’re investing time, money, and lots of energy in your child and their success at every level of competition. You find yourself playing the roles of motivator, encourager, …

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The National Children’s Advocacy Center on the Declining Rates of Child Sexual Abuse

The position paper below was originally published by the National Children’s Advocacy Center. It cites Darkness to Light’s prevalence research and calls for a new messaging that celebrates the strides that have been made and leverages that success to bolster future prevention efforts.  For many years, many child sexual abuse professionals including those within Children’s Advocacy Centers …

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Why 1 in 10? A New Statistic For A New Era

The statistic that 1 in 10 children will experience sexual abuse before their 18th birthday is one of the most staggering statistics we have regarding the impact of child sexual abuse. This statistic is different than the widely accepted “1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys.” We are often asked, “Why are you …

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Categories: Our Perspective, Take Two For Prevention

The “What If?” Game: Confident, Competent Kids

As part of our Two Minutes for Prevention series, Stewards of Children® author Paula Sellars provides additional insights and experience about the topic covered in the video below.  When I was a child, my mom played a game with me that she called “Opposites.” This must have started when I was about three. Is that …

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