A Primary Prevention Advocate’s Rant

Look at this kid. Look at them. They need your help, and badly. We are not prioritizing the prevention of harm. We react to it. We wait until kids are crying to do anything about it. When it comes to child sexual abuse, this is not good enough. There are a lot of attacks on … Continue reading A Primary Prevention Advocate’s Rant

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Readers Write: Sexual Attraction, Protecting Kids, Motivations For Abuse

Someone recently messaged me on Twitter with many questions that I thought would make a great article. Before I get started, I want to open the door: My handle on Twitter is TNF_13 the same as here, so feel free to DM me on Twitter if you have questions you would like answered. Disclaimer: None … Continue reading Readers Write: Sexual Attraction, Protecting Kids, Motivations For Abuse

Three Modes Of Prevention: Which One Works For Child Sexual Abuse?

In case you are not familiar with prevention from a public health perspective, it generally encompasses three areas: Primary Prevention Secondary Prevention Tertiary Prevention This is similar to first person, second person, and third person (grammar concept), but applied to prevention. Let me explain each of the three concepts before I get to my point. … Continue reading Three Modes Of Prevention: Which One Works For Child Sexual Abuse?

What You Do Not Know About Pedophiles Could Spare Children Sexual Abuse

Many, many times our knowledge of something is incomplete. When that happens, we avoid taking an action when we would do so with that knowledge we are missing. We can also take action when we would not do so with that knowledge we lack. Worse, we can take action based entirely on how we feel, … Continue reading What You Do Not Know About Pedophiles Could Spare Children Sexual Abuse

Why Pedophilia And Pedophiles Are Not A Risk To Children

Yes, I just went there, because you see both of these terms all over the news. I get sick of it. No one understands what they mean. You even see “interview with a pedophile” and junk like that, and most of the time, they are talking about a convicted child rapist, not someone with pedophilia, … Continue reading Why Pedophilia And Pedophiles Are Not A Risk To Children