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Getting to School: The Balance Between Safety and Independence

By Allison Amy Wedell I don’t know about you, but to me it feels like about a third of my life as a parent has been spent thinking about all the awful things that could happen to my child. If … Continue reading

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How to Establish a Caring Process for Mandated Reporting

By Stephanie Filio It is 3:55, and the release bell rings at 4:00. Everyone is happy, there is a light at the end of the tunnel, and the counselor’s office has been quiet for about 15 minutes. The end of … Continue reading

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Talking with Kids About Touching Safety

By Allison Wedell Schumacher As a parent, the last thing I want is my child coming to me, teary-eyed and shaking, and telling me that someone has touched her inappropriately or raped her. I worry I would fall apart—maybe not … Continue reading

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Every Child Is Different: Possible Signs of Sexual Abuse

By Allison Wedell Schumacher If you’re a parent or early childhood educator, you don’t need me to tell you that every child is different, meaning behavior that signifies a problem in one child may signify absolutely nothing in another. Is she … Continue reading

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Tips for National Child Abuse Prevention Month

By Jill Starishevsky, author of My Body Belongs to Me As a prosecutor of child abuse and sex crimes in New York City for the past 16 years, one of the most surprising facts I have learned is that 93 … Continue reading

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