Tag Archives: California

Mandated Reporting: Positive Step? Yes. Solution? No.

The San Jose Mercury recently published an article about potential child sexual abuse (CSA) at the Lescher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek, California. The concept of CSA is disturbing in and of itself, but what is most upsetting about this story is the complete confusion of key personnel on how to respond to a history of alleged incidents and report them to the appropriate authorities. From the article: The community services director “told (a Walnut Creek police sergeant) he was completely unaware of …

Read More | Leave a comment

The Ricki Lake Show – Tips to child sexual abuse prevention

Our very own Svava Brooks, Certified Instructor / Authorized Facilitator of Darkness to Light’s Stewards of Children child sexual abuse prevention training was featured on The Ricki Lake Show Blog!  We are so very proud of your hard work and dedication to educating adults on child sexual abuse prevention Svava. Nov 27 5:50 PM posted by Team Ricki  San Diego’s Friends of Ricki hosted Certified Child Sexual Abuse Prevention EducatorSvava Brooks to a recent Meetup group where she spoke about her work as an advocate and founder of educateforchange.com. She …

Read More | 3 Comments

STOP PERFECT CRIME OF PEDOPHILIA

By Lisa Monaco Gonzales Originally published June 23, 2012 at 12:01 a.m., updated June 22, 2012 at 3:06 p.m. What if you found the perfect crime, one that you could commit repeatedly and never get caught? This crime enables your addiction, allowing you to do exactly what you prefer most. You spend your whole life perfecting your image to ensure that others will trust you. You have a position of power where the community respects you and would never question your decision-making processes. You may …

Read More | 1 Comment

24hr TAALK-A-THON to End Child Sexual Abuse

TAALK, with whom D2L has trained Facilitators, will host a 24 hour internet radio show with guest speakers each hour covering a variety of topics related to child sexual abuse awareness, prevention and support. Hear 60+ speakers from around the world with the brightest minds and the biggest hearts. April 29, 2011 8am (PDT) – April 30, 2011 8am (PDT) http://www.taalk.org/TAALK-A-THON Way to go Diane, Svava and everyone involved at TAALK!

Read More | Leave a comment