Defend Innocence’s 10 Best Blogs of 2018
We share a lot of great information here at Defend Innocence. There’s so much, in fact, that you may be overwhelmed and not sure where to start. This list is a great place to see the blog posts that other parents have found helpful.
5 FACTS ABOUT CHILD ON CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE
Child on child sexual abuse (COCSA) makes up about 1/3 of all child sexual abuse. It can be difficult to recognize and difficult to talk about, but we can’t prevent what we refuse to see.
6 PERPETRATOR GROOMING PATTERNS EVERY PARENT NEEDS TO KNOW
It’s common for a perpetrator to “groom” a child before they sexually abuse them. Parents should be on the look-out for these behaviors.
5 WAYS TO BUILD YOUR CHILD'S SELF-ESTEEM
A child with good self-esteem is less likely to be a target for sexual abuse. If you help your child see their worth, they will have more confidence in talking to you if anything does happen to them.
6 FACTORS THAT INCREASE THE RISKS OF CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE
Every child is at risk for child sexual abuse, but there are certain factors that raise that risk even more. See what they are and how you can be aware of ways to prevent them from being abused.
WHAT DOES CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE DO TO THE BRAIN?
When someone experiences trauma in their childhood it can change the way their brain functions. Here’s how that happens.
7 WAYS TEACHERS CAN HELP PREVENT CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE
Teachers have a lot on their plate, but there are small things that they can do to help protect the children that they teach.
THE GUILT—AND POWER— OF A MOTHER
A guest post written by our Video Manager, Nichole Coombs about a personal experience in her life. Moms and dads alike will be able to relate to what she went through.
5 WAYS TO MAKE FAMILY GATHERINGS SAFE AND FUN
A difficult truth is that most children who are sexually abused know their perpetrator. This means that you need to make sure to create a safe environment during family gatherings.
IN DEFENSE OF TATTLETALES: 3 REASONS YOU WANT YOUR KID TO TATTLE
If you punish your child for “tattling” then it may shut down their desire to talk to you when things go wrong. Even tattling has benefits for your child.
3 TYPES OF PERPETRATORS AND THEIR GROOMING PATTERNS
Although we all grew up hearing about “stranger danger” there are two other types of potential perpetrators out there. Learn who they are and what you need to look for to protect your child.