Flavia is a survivor of childhood sexual abuse at the hands of multiple perpetrators including several men in her neighborhood as well as older peers. Flavia talks honestly about how her abuse happened and the reasons she didn't tell her family. She also shares the impact it has had on her life and her hope for all survivors.
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8 Ways to Create their Fate
Your Guide to Protecting the Sexual Abuse of Children in Youth-Serving OrganizationsRead More +
I am happy to announce today that my first book 8 Ways to Create their Fate: Protecting the Sexual Innocence of Children in Youth-Serving Organizations is available. The official release date is April 14, 2015, just in time for Child Abuse Awareness and Sexual Assault Prevention month.
When your child needs a medical test done such as an X-ray, CT or MRI, insist on one of the following: 1) being in the room, 2) leaving the door open and being just outside the door or 3) if there is a viewing window, stay where you can clearly see your child. Don't allow the technician to tell you that you can't stay due to exposure. There's no reason why you can't stand with the technician.
When your child is invited to spend time or have a sleepover at a new friend's house, find out the names of all the adults who live in the house. Then take the time to look for each of them on the National Sex Offender's Registry http://www.nsopr.gov/.