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The holidays can bring joy for many, but not everyone. How mindfulness and compassion can help people experiencing trauma at this time of year.
The role of teachers in the lives of our children cannot be understated. One of the most important and often overlooked roles of teachers is that of a mandated reporter.
Where is the line between personal property and individual privacy and the protection of children from exploitation online?
At times courage is saying no even when everyone and everything else is telling you yes. How self-care and consent are related as demonstrated by an Olympian.
When we see abusers walk free from consequence, or the investigation into wrongdoing suppressed, why are we not doing more to support survivors of sexual abuse and assault?
Summer camps on the Cape & Islands partner for the safety of their campers in being able to recognize and respond to abuse.
The casualties and fallout from COVID-19 are devastating and tragic. There is no question about that. But so, too, are the statistics about child sexual abuse.
To get to the next step in providing safety to all children is to acknowledge that preventing sexual abuse is a priority in the mission of the organization. For too long, sexual abuse has been a taboo subject hidden in the shadows, increasing the likelihood of the victimization of children.
Sexual exploration and play are a natural part of child sexual development. However, sometimes childhood sexual behaviors can become concerning.
Providing oversight to community-based programs at Independence House, Autumn Autumn Zerendow, armed with a masters in mental health counseling also supervises 12 team members who provide advocacy and counseling.
People who exploit children don’t care about their socioeconomic backgrounds; they simply care that they are children.
While the holiday season is often one of joy, sharing, family and love, many children and families who have experienced trauma face additional challenges.
These two organizations have contributed to the holiday season being filled with abundance, thanks, and joy for more than 175 families and nearly 300 children who have been victims of sexual abuse.
Barnstable High School graduate, Leandro De Oliveira, works as an interpreter helping providers and patients communicate better through the spoken and written word.
Article is in English and Portuguese.
There is so much happening in the world right now, and many are left feeling overwhelmed. Consequently, we have retreated inwards and become smaller…
Children and teens are online more than ever, especially with the rise of remote-learning. Research has shown that 1 in 5 children will experience unwanted sexual content/solicitation online.
Detective Michael G. Zontini, working for the Yarmouth Police Department, specializes in investigations involving crimes against children, disabled persons, and adult sexual assaults.