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Protecting Children

Support Child Abuse Survivors in Court

Victims of abuse in a plain community have asked us to provide support at a trial in the far North of Canada. Because of the distance involved, and because of the expected length of the trial due to the many victims and the serious charges, advocates need help with the funding to be able to provide support.

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Protecting Children

Nuance Matters for Best Practice!

Let’s do our children a real favor, and be accurate in our teaching–not take an “easy shortcut” that leads to long-term harm.

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In the News

“Sins of the Amish” — Behind the Scenes with Hope Anne

A few fun facts about “Sins of the Amish” and my role in it.

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Supporting Victims

Is it Verbal Porn?

You do not need specific and/or graphic details to support a survivor. It is, in fact, extremely harmful to the survivor and could even indicate something very toxic about you. Some professionals refer to it as “verbal porn”.

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Changing the Culture

Learning to Care

If we wish to help offenders, we MUST offer them only quality, best practice information and resources.

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Counseling

The Importance of Education

In this day and age, there is no excuse for this level of ignorance.

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Supporting Victims

When You Find Out About a Survivor

Watch your tongue and mind your typing or texting fingers.

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Child Safety

Don’t Move the Children

Don’t fall prey to people who assume that children will be better off shipped out of the home. Even if a parent is abusive, that parent needs to be the one who goes, not the child.

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Seminars

Q & A: Are Your Seminars Intended for Survivors?

We are well aware that we are likely to have those in attendance who are survivors of sexual abuse and assault.
Because of that, we always try to make even our general public events be survivor friendly in a variety of ways.

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Reporting Abuse

It’s Not that Hard to Know What to Do

As advocates, it’s important that we direct those seeking help to the actual laws of their state, while encouraging everyone to be a moral reporter.