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Three Touchstones for Healthy Hugging

As part of our Two Minutes for Prevention series, Stewards of ChildrenĀ® author Paula Sellars provides additional insights and experience about the topic covered in the video below.Ā  Nothing feels more natural than to hug the ones we love. Especially children. And hugs are healthy physically and emotionally, for the giver and the receiver. Think of the many contexts in which we may hug someone: To greet close friends and family As a goodbye To console and comfort Congratulating a job well done Giving affection …

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Youth serving organizations have an obligation to protect kids

Statistically, most child sexual abuse occurs in a residence – generally the victim or perpetrator’s. With that in mind, you might be wondering why we at D2L spend so much time working with organizations to help institute policies and train staff to prevent and respond to child sexual abuse. There are several very good reasons we say that youth serving organizations have an obligation to protect children. Serial perpetrators look for easy access to kids. Organizations without protective policies offer unlimited opportunities for perpetrators to …

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