When it Comes to Child Sexual Abuse, Silence Isn't Golden...It's Poison! - Featuring Psychologist and Author, Dr. Kelli Palfy MA, Ph.d
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Brief Episode Summary:

“You can trust me, said the next-door neighbor to seven-year-old Tommy, can’t you? Your parents love you very much and want the very best for you. They just don’t understand you the way I do. We have a special friendship! It’s best that it be our little secret, after all, we wouldn’t want you to get in trouble, would we?” The predator has learned his or her craft well! They know that it’s the very element of secrecy that binds the victim to their predator. The antidote is in breaking the silence!   
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Key Topics:

  • What is child sexual abuse?
  • How can young children be effectively armed in advance to disarm a predator should they be confronted, thereby not being victimized?
  • Indicators of child sexual abuse can be behavioral, physical emotional or psychological. How might they present them self and if sexual abuse is suspected, what steps should be pursued and when?
  • If you suspect that a child has been sexually abused or a child discloses to you that they have, what are some appropriate things to do and say to move the matter effectively forward?
  • The key to preventing child sexual abuse is education. There are several myths regarding this matter which can disempower someone who was or continues to be victimized. What are some of the most held ones? 
  • Speaking to a child about sexual development may be one of the most important and empowering investments you can make in a child. What are some effective ways to engage with a child in this space? 
  • What are some of the more prevalent things to be on the lookout for when it comes to identifying sexual predators of young children?


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