Like many sexual predators, Jerry Sandusky, the former football coach who was recently convicted of child abuse, developed strong relationships of love and trust with his victims before molesting them. The stories told by his victims sound chillingly similar to the stories we hear from adult survivors of sexual abuse in our classes. “He was […]
Category: Child Abuse Prevention
High-profile news stories about children and teens being sexually abused by trusted teachers, religious leaders, and coaches continue to shock parents, educators, and other caring adults across the US. These sad stories are classic examples of how individuals can misuse their positions of trust and power to abuse and coerce kids and of how adults […]
These child safety guidelines are from The Kidpower Book for Caring Adults, a comprehensive guide about personal safety, self-protection, confidence, and advocacy for young people. Grandparents, teachers, coaches, youth group leaders, health professionals, and other caregivers sometimes ask us, “How can I protect myself from a child getting upset with me and accusing me of […]
The purpose of this teaching story is to help children integrate information about boundaries on touch and prepares them in case they forget like Penny did. It also reminds them that it is never too late to get help.