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Our Call to Action: Child Abuse Prevention Month

    As we wrap up Child Abuse Prevention month, let’s focus on a call to action. The presenters at Childhood Victories have a straightforward approach. We share our stories and help others do the same. Using an open dialogue we create an atmosphere that normalizes tough conversations. This is our path, our plan, and…

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Answers from a Sexual Abuse Survivor Part 3

  Answers from a Sexual Abuse Survivor Part 3 Child Abuse Prevention Month is commemorating its 37th year of existence. After almost 40 years of advocacy and education efforts, we still see resistance when it comes to child sexual abuse. While we understand that the topic makes some uncomfortable, we are still committed to our…

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Answers from a Sexual Abuse Survivor Part 2

    Child Abuse Prevention Month is commemorating its 37th year of existence. After almost 40 years of advocacy and education efforts, we still see resistance when it comes to child sexual abuse. While we understand that the topic makes some uncomfortable, we are still committed to our goal: empower survivors of sexual abuse to…

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Answers from a Sexual Abuse Survivor – Part 1

.   Child Abuse Prevention Month is commemorating its 37th year of existence. After almost 40 years of advocacy and education efforts, we still see resistance when it comes to child sexual abuse. While the topic makes some uncomfortable, we are still committed to our goal: empower survivors of sexual abuse to be seen and…

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The History of Child Abuse Prevention Month

    The history of Child Abuse Prevention Month is built upon decades of effort by advocates; fighting to educate their communities, pushing to create and change the laws around child protection, and giving a voice to children who should not only be seen but heard. In 1983, April was declared Child Abuse Prevention month.…

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Never Do This BUT Do This

    Every person in a romantic relationship fulfills certain roles. One partner may stay at home while another “brings home the bacon”. One may do the cooking and another may mow the lawn. Or maybe they switch roles on and off; Sometimes it depends on which partner has the time between working 40-hours, raising…

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Why Abuse Happens

    When we don’t understand the power imbalance of an abusive relationship, it’s easy to judge a victim of domestic violence. Why victims stay is not simple to explain nor is every abusive relationship the same. However, we can look at common abuser tactics and why so many victims feel trapped and unable to…

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Parenting as a Survivor

    Parenting is a difficult journey to embark on. The exhaustion those first few months paired with the awe of this beautiful new person is life changing. There is frustration of a defiant toddler and the amazement of them stringing together sentences. Parents experience pride with their child’s independence in adolescence; they are growing…

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The Right To Come Forward

    Often times people will question why an adult who was sexually abused in their childhood waited years to disclose. I cannot speak for all victims or survivors, but I can say with a certainty many of us felt shame, embarrassment, and guilt; we were led to believe it was our fault or we…

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Why Every Year?

    Every year our children review and relearn information from the previous year. Bus evacuations, fire drills, tornado and inclement weather drills, code red and lockdowns, and even stranger danger. All of this is taught and learned and relearned with one goal in mind: to keep children safe. When Erin’s Law was passed in…

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