As the child abuse charges against Jerry Sandusky, Joe Paterno, and the Penn State University administration as a whole first surfaced everyone seemed astounded, denied it could happen, and simply sided with Sandusky. For those of us in the field of child safety, those that are survivors of his abuse, survivors of any abuse, and those in child protection have been appalled by … [Read more...] about Calling Out Jerry Sandusky
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One survivor's story: Her name is Anya. She is smart, kind, eloquent, beautiful, philanthropic, pro golfer and a survivor of childhood sex abuse. She is sharing her story to break the silence and to raise awareness to prevent others from suffering sexual abuse. A man, a friend of the family, slowly over time groomed her starting when she was 9. He helped the family out by … [Read more...] about Golf Pro Anya Alvarez Shares Her Story of Surviving Child Abuse
ModernMom interviewed bullying expert Peter J. Favaro, Ph.D., a psychologist, author, educator and CEO of New York City Conflict Resolution Services. Because cyberbullying is running rampant, we asked him to focus on this unfortunate phenomenon. Here are some important pieces of information you should know about cyberbullying and how it affects your kidsWhat is cyberbullying … [Read more...] about A Parent’s Guide to Dealing with Cyberbullying
Years ago, prior to having a child, I was a psychotherapist to women who had been physically and sexually abused. As they say sometimes things happen for a reason and it may take years to figure that reason out. My reason happened after I had my son and was a stay at home mom for 3 ½ years.We KNEW HerI had just had my 5th miscarriage and my husband called our babysitter, who … [Read more...] about Do You REALLY Know Your Babysitter?