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Jewish Watchdog Group Challenges Child Sexual Abuse Taboo

Excerpt from israelnationalnews.com One thousand Orthodox Jews crowded into a Crown Heights, Brooklyn, NY hall Monday evening for a noble purpose: to raise awareness of, and educate themselves about, child sexual abuse – an issue all too often avoided as taboo within some circles. The highly charged event served as an opportunity to show support to victims of abuse, to educate the public about the dangers of abuse and to present the relaunch of Jewish Community Watch (JCW), a watchdog group monitoring abuse in the …

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He Would Tell Me

Reprint from Together We Heal Recently I had the pleasure of having breakfast with my friend and colleague, Boz Tchividjian. I’m so thankful for the friendship he and I have developed and while talking he gave me one more reason to be thankful. He brought to my attention something I had not given enough consideration. It’s from his insight this article originated. We were discussing the reasons behind why I didn’t say something about my abuse and why other survivors don’t tell or speak up …

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We must help teens understand the seriousness of child sexual abuse

Excerpt from THINKPROGRESS In an incident making national headlines, a 16-year-old girl from Texas says that photos of her unconscious body went viral online after she was drugged and raped at a party with her fellow high schoolers. But the victim isn’t backing down. She’s speaking out about what happened to her, telling her story to local press and asking to be identified as Jada. After other teens started mocking her online — sharing images of themselves splayed out on the floor in the same …

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The link between holidays and child sexual abuse prevention

We often encourage parents to use holidays like July 4th to spend quality time with kids. This is pretty common advice given by everyone from youth organizations to parenting organizations. But what is the link to child sexual abuse prevention? As parents, you spend a good amount of time making sure your children are protected – from holding their hands when you cross the street to buckling them up into the appropriate car seat as they grow. If you’ve taken D2L’s Stewards of Children training, …

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The trouble with sleepovers

On April 30, D2L held its very first Reddit AMA on child sexual abuse prevention in honor of Child Abuse Awareness Month. We received many great questions that will be featured in our May blog series. QUESTION How concerned should I be letting my 3rd grade daughter sleep over at her classmate’s houses? She is constantly asking about it, and she did sleep over a few times with a few of her classmates. She’s normally the only one at the sleepover – it’s not like …

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Talking to kids about bodies, sex, and boundaries

On April 30, D2L held its very first Reddit AMA on child sexual abuse prevention in honor of Child Abuse Awareness Month. We received many great questions that will be featured in our May blog series. QUESTION What are the best things to tell a child growing up that can help prevent child abuse or lead to it being reported? OUR ANSWER From the very beginning, you can lay the foundation for protection with your children by having age-appropriate conversations with them about the topics …

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Teachable Moments: Snapchat

By now, many of you have heard about the popular app, Snapchat. Used by roughly 26 million people in the U.S., Snapchat allows its users to communicate via temporary photo and video sharing. After the 10-second viewing time expires, the shared photo or video “self-destructs,” never to be seen again. Or does it? What You Need to Know In addition to viewers’ ability to take a screenshot of the image, research shows that instead of being deleted, the photos are actually stored in a hidden …

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Teenagers – Can’t Live With ‘Em; Can’t Live Without ‘Em

“Another possible source of guidance for teenagers is television, but television’s message has always been that the need for truth, wisdom and world peace pales by comparison with the need for a toothpaste that offers whiter teeth *and* fresher breath.”- Dave Berry     The teenage years can be difficult, both for teens and for parents. For teens, these years are marked by:   a struggle to establish identity and independence feelings of awkwardness about self/body moodiness, decreased affection toward parents, and occasional rudeness better …

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