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The 5 Steps Holiday Edition

Five simple steps can help us protect our children throughout the holidays, and every day! THE 5 STEPS TO PROTECTING OUR CHILDREN THROUGHOUT THE HOLIDAYS Learn more about The 5 Steps and how they can help make a safer holiday for your kids. See STEP 1: LEARN THE FACTS See STEP 2: MINIMIZE OPPORTUNITY See STEP 3: TALK ABOUT IT See STEP 4: RECOGNIZE THE SIGNS See STEP 5: REACT RESPONSIBLY

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The 5 Steps Holiday Edition – Step Five: React Responsibly

It seems like every year, the holiday season begins a bit earlier. Black Friday has been moved to Wednesday. Social calendars are booked from November until January. For parents, children’s parties, plays, and recitals are also a big part of the season. Throughout the hustle and bustle, families can use The Five Steps to Protecting Our Children to make the holidays safer for their little loved ones. Because the biggest worry children should have this time of year is whether their Elf on the Shelf remembered to move …

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The 5 Steps Holiday Edition – Step Four: Recognize the Signs

It seems like every year, the holiday season begins a bit earlier. Black Friday has been moved to Wednesday. Social calendars are booked from November until January. For parents, children’s parties, plays, and recitals are also a big part of the season. Throughout the hustle and bustle, families can use The Five Steps to Protecting Our Children to make the holidays safer for their little loved ones. Because the biggest worry children should have this time of year is whether their Elf on the Shelf remembered to move …

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The 5 Steps Holiday Edition – Step Three: Talk About It

It seems like every year, the holiday season begins a bit earlier. Black Friday has been moved to Wednesday. Social calendars are booked from November until January. For parents, children’s parties, plays, and recitals are also a big part of the season. Throughout the hustle and bustle, families can use The Five Steps to Protecting Our Children to make the holidays safer for their little loved ones. Because the biggest worry children should have this time of year is whether their Elf on the Shelf remembered to move …

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The 5 Steps Holiday Edition – Step Two: Minimize Opportunity

It seems like every year, the holiday season begins a bit earlier. Black Friday has been moved to Wednesday. Social calendars are booked from November until January. For parents, children’s parties, plays, and recitals are also a big part of the season. Throughout the hustle and bustle, families can use The Five Steps to Protecting Our Children to make the holidays safer for their little loved ones. Because the biggest worry children should have this time of year is whether their Elf on the Shelf remembered …

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The 5 Steps Holiday Edition – Step One: Learn the Facts

It seems like every year, the holiday season begins a bit earlier. Black Friday has been moved to Wednesday. Social calendars are booked from November until January. For parents, children’s parties, plays, and recitals are also a big part of the season. Throughout the hustle and bustle, families can use The Five Steps to Protecting Our Children to make the holidays safer for their little loved ones. Because the biggest worry children should have this time of year is whether their Elf on the Shelf …

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Are You a “Mandated” Reporter?

Our materials and posts often mention the words “mandated reporter.” You may be wondering what this term actually means, and whether you or those who work with your children are mandated to report child sexual abuse. A mandated reporter is a person who is required by law to report suspicions of child abuse or neglect to the proper designated authorities. All 50 states require that professionals who work with children report reasonable suspicions of child abuse, and some states require anyone with suspicions to report. …

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Reporting Failure Leads to Criminal Prosecution

Last week, charges were filed against a Texas teacher and several administrators in response to a disclosure of child sexual abuse. Article written by Ericka Mellon and Cindy George of the Houston Chronicle, and posted on Nov. 21. Read the entire article here. Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson announced Friday that a warrant had been issued for the Sharpstown High School teacher accused of sexual contact with at least three students on campus. The case led to charges against the Sharpstown principal and two …

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Protecting Our Children…Our Responsibility

By Virginia Baker, M.Ed. View original article here Learn more about D2L’s new Stewards of Children® curriculum, including The 5 Steps to Protecting Our ChildrenTM.

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Child abuse prevention program kicks off – High Point, North Carolina

Dana Bentley, left, and Kimberly Cousineau place their name badge on a board to show their support and commitment of becoming a Stewards of Children for the Darkness to Light child sexual abuse prevention program. LAURA GREENE | HPE (13/0926) HIGH POINT — North Carolina Nonprofit leaders gathered in the fellowship hall of Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church to be made aware of a silent epidemic in Guilford County. Child sexual abuse is the most expensive victim crime in the U.S., except for murder. Darkness …

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