Archive for September 22, 2011

Is Education the Key to Preventing Child Sexual Abuse?

Governments and social agencies are conscientious about educating parents about safe car seats, faulty cribs, water safety, unsafe toys and numerous other items that could pose a danger to children.

Why, then, don’t these protective bodies educate parents about child sexual abuse? After all, conservative statistics say 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 5 boys will be sexually abused before the age of 18. The likelihood of being sexually abused as a child is definitely greater than the danger of being injured in a car crash, drowning, suffocating on a plastic bag, or all the other potential disasters that might befall a vulnerable little person. Read more

My Guest Blog Post on MentalHealthTalk.Info

I am delighted to share with you my guest blog post I wrote MentalHealthTalk.Info:

As a trauma therapist, I was busy helping others recover from childhood trauma when my own incest memories surfaced. That was when I was in my late 40’s and as so many of my clients, I protested, “Why now?!” For the first time in my life things were going really well. That’s the way it is with memories. They come when we’re ready for them. Read more