DV Awareness Day#27: TRIGGER WARNING: Signs of Sexual Abuse in Children

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I wanted to put a trigger warning on this video because of it’s sensitive nature. In fact, I was hesitant to even post it. But these warning signs are important and too many children exhibit these signs. We need to be familiar with these warning signs and try to protect the children. In fact, we are all mandatory reporters when it comes to child abuse. Please be aware of these signs to watch for. Continue reading

DV Awareness Day#26: Abuse and Pediatric Injuries

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Child abuse injuries…
are more common than we know…
for the child seldom talks…
and most deep wounds don’t show.
And many are sexual…
with inappropriate “play”…
but these adults know better…
and threaten children not to say.
And these sexual wounds…
are not evident like a broken bone…
so we have to watch for warning signs…
for sexual abuse to become known. Continue reading

Facts About Child Sexual Abuse

 

Child sexual abuse is a growing problem today with many children getting sexually abused by the same people who should be loving them, protecting them, and nurturing them. Too much abuse goes on behind closed doors in homes where the children should feel safe. The majority of cases go unreported while the child carries the guilt and shame alone with the weight of this burden which they were not meant to carry. We have to stop the silence so that we can stop the violence. Continue reading

Guard Your Heart

This is a message for teens and those longing for love…
regarding Dating Violence Awareness today.
There is so much I want to share…
but this is all that I will say.

GUARD YOUR HEART!
Many of you are longing
for the perfect one to date.
You look from place to place
hoping for your loving future mate.
Then others are only looking
for how many virgins you take.
You go from one to one
possibly with a few babies you make.
And many of you young girls
are so flattered with an older man.
But 10 to 30 years older than you!
You need beware of this man. Continue reading

Domestic Violence Day 25: Statutory Rape

According to Wikipedia, “Statutory Rape” is defined as:

Sexual activity in which one person is below the age required to legally consent to the sexual behavior. Also it usually refers to adults engaging in sex with minor children under the age of legal consent. it is a generic term, and very few jurisdictions use the actual term “statutory rape” in the language of statutes. Continue reading

Domestic Violence Day 19: INCEST

According to RAINN (Rape,Abuse, Incest National Network ) , the definition of INCEST is:

“Incest is sexual contact between persons who are so closely related that their marriage is illegal (e.g., parents and children, uncles/aunts and nieces/nephews, etc.). This usually takes the form of an older family member sexually abusing a child or adolescent.” Continue reading

Domestic Violence Day 18: Child Sexual Abuse

“Child sexual abuse or child molestation is a form of abuse in which an adult or older adolescent uses a child for sexual stimulation.   Forms of child sexual abuse include asking or pressuring a child to engage in sexual activities (regardless of the outcome), indecent exposure (of the genitals, female nipples, etc.) to a child with intent to gratify their own sexual desires, or to intimidate the child, physical sexual contact with a child, or using a child to produce pornography.”(rainn.org and wikipedia.org) Continue reading