What To Do When A Child Tells You They’ve Been Sexually Assaulted

By Janaina Bordignon, Sexual Assault Crisis Service Child Advocate Learning about child sexual assault (CSA) can be very overwhelming.  After all, it means acknowledging the terrifying risks surrounding the ones we love and want to protect the most. According to The National Sexual Violence Resource Center[1], 1 in 4 girls

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How to Parent in the Age of Social Media

By Tracey Madden-Hennessey In a recent story in the Washington Post, writer Devorah Heitner, discussed how quickly news and images travel through the airways. Children, particularly those with cell phones, are likely to see news images that are “raw” and that “haven’t been edited, interpreted or contextualized.” She states, in a significant

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How to Talk to Teens About Healthy Relationships

By Janaina Bordignon As parents and caregivers, we often have to make choices on not only how, but also what to talk about with our teens. While some topics might feel too heavy, too soon, too uncomfortable, we do want to make sure that our loved ones are happy and

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