Male Sexual Abuse
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by Eric Rivas
4M ago
Saprea > Blog > All Blogs > Male Sexual Abuse Share this blog on: Male Sexual Abuse Sexual abuse can happen to anyone regardless of age, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, or faith. Males who have been sexually abused may experience similar feelings and symptoms as other survivors, however because of social stigmas, there are often extra challenges to disclosure and seeking help. Definition of Male Sexual Abuse: Because laws vary from one location to another, there’s not a universal definition of male sexual abuse. However, at Saprea we define male sexu ..read more
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What to do if a Sex Offender Moves to Your Neighborhood?
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by Nikki Christensen
5M ago
Saprea > Blog > All Blogs > What to do if a Sex Offender Moves to Your Neighborhood? Share this blog on: What to do if a Sex Offender Moves to Your Neighborhood? You do everything you can to ensure that your kids are safe. But what do you do if a registered sex offender moves into your neighborhood? You may feel like you suddenly don’t have control over your child’s safety. A potential threat has come and you don’t know what to do. Here are some tips for managing what can feel like an overwhelming situation. Stay Calm It can be easy to assume that it’s only a ..read more
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Before Letting Your Child Have a Sleepover
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by Nikki Christensen
5M ago
Saprea > Blog > All Blogs > Before Letting Your Child Have a Sleepover Share this blog on: Before Letting Your Child Have a Sleepover Going to a sleepover may raise the risk for a child to be sexually abused. Educated parents are the best ones to decide if a sleepover is appropriate for their child. You can eliminate the risk by not allowing a sleepover. Or, if you choose to have sleepovers, there are some things you should think through. Below is a checklist of things to consider. Some won’t apply to your situation, but all of them have their place. THIS IS ..read more
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11 Factors That Increase the Risk of Child Sexual Abuse
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by Breeann Allison
5M ago
Saprea > Blog > All Blogs > 11 Factors That Increase the Risk of Child Sexual Abuse Share this blog on: 11 Factors That Increase the Risk of Child Sexual Abuse It can be overwhelming to navigate through all the risks and dangers that we need to be aware of to keep our children safe. Below you’ll find a list of 11 risk increasers for child sexual abuse, along with tips on how to minimize them. This list is not intended to cause you alarm but to equip you with tools to protect and empower your child. Risk Increaser 1: Stressful Home Environment Children with l ..read more
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Teachers Can Help Prevent Child Sexual Abuse
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by Marissa Barwick
5M ago
Saprea > Blog > All Blogs > Teachers Can Help Prevent Child Sexual Abuse Share this blog on: Teachers Can Help Prevent Child Sexual Abuse While a parent may have the biggest influence on a child’s life when it comes to educating about healthy sexual development and reducing the risk of sexual abuse, many adults also play an impactful role—especially teachers. They have the potential to be an important safety net for kids who are at high risk for sexual abuse at home. In the United States, each state has laws that require certain professionals (like teachers) to ..read more
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The Myth of the Abused Becoming Abusers
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by Marissa Barwick
5M ago
Saprea > Blog > All Blogs > The Myth of the Abused Becoming Abusers Share this blog on: The Myth of the Abused Becoming Abusers As a young college student, I decided that I didn’t like golf. I learned that golf actually stood for “Gentlemen Only Ladies Forbidden” and my hatred for the sport was solidified. I spent years railing against golf and the sexist acronym behind it. Except it wasn’t true. I learned a few weeks ago that it’s a common myth, something repeated because it seems true, even though it isn’t. This is relatively harmless compared to some myths—l ..read more
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Referring to Sexual Abuse Victims as ‘Survivors’ 
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by Kolene Anderson
6M ago
Saprea > Blog > All Blogs > Referring to Sexual Abuse Victims as ‘Survivors’  Share this blog on: Referring to Sexual Abuse Victims as ‘Survivors’  At Saprea, whenever we discuss individuals who were victims of child sexual abuse, we refer to them as survivors. Understandably, there’s some debate about the use of this word (more on that to follow), and I hope to enter this discussion with respect and perspective. The purpose of this blog post is less about assigning labels or defending terms, but instead to provide information about child sexual abuse ..read more
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5 Facts About Child on Child Sexual Abuse (COCSA)
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by Marissa Barwick
6M ago
Saprea > Blog > All Blogs > 5 Facts About Child on Child Sexual Abuse (COCSA) Share this blog on: 5 Facts About Child on Child Sexual Abuse (COCSA) Many parents or caregivers often raise the questions concerning sexual abuse: “Do children sexually abuse other children?” and “Does it really happen?” One uncomfortable fact about child sexual abuse is that about 1/3 of all victimization occurs between people who are both under the age of 18, which means that child on child sexual abuse is a difficult reality that must be addressed. What is Child On Child Sexual Ab ..read more
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Signs of Sexual Abuse in Children
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by Annette Curtis, LCSW
7M ago
Saprea > Blog > All Blogs > Signs of Sexual Abuse in Children Share this blog on: Signs of Sexual Abuse in Children Abby was excited for her birthday party. She was finally turning 8! The whole family was invited including all her aunts, uncles, and cousins. But when Uncle Josh walked in the door, she suddenly became scared and ran to her mother. “What could be going on with Abby?”, her mother wondered, “She was so excited for her party”. Abby’s reaction to her uncle may be a sign that something more is going on. How would you know if your child has been sexual ..read more
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How to Heal From Sexual Abuse
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by Brian Walker
8M ago
Saprea > Blog > All Blogs > How to Heal From Sexual Abuse Share this blog on: How to Heal From Sexual Abuse From our earliest experiences, we start to innately conceptualize what it means to heal. When we bumped our head and Mom gave us a hug, reassuring us the pain would subside, that instantly seemed to help! Or when we took a tumble off a bike and watched as a bruise formed and then faded over time; we started to get a sense of how we could get “all better.” Survivors of child sexual abuse know that healing from trauma is much more complex than recovering f ..read more
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