Abuse Prevention

Why Speaking Gently to Our Kids is Even More Important in the Era of Black Lives Matter

While out on a New Year’s Eve run, I passed by a family loading up in their van. Kids piled in quickly and a woman spoke harshly, “I’ve been calling you and calling you. I’ve been waiting here.” Uh oh,... Continue Reading

When Former Sexual Abuse Makes Breastfeeding Difficult: Actress Tisha Martin Campbell Opens Up

The physicality of being a woman can be challenging — because our bodies are both sexual and functional, many of our body parts have dual purposes and we are often made to feel ashamed for that. The situation gets even... Continue Reading

The 10 Things I Will Tell My Children About Sex

When I was about 14, my mom came into my room to give me the talk. It went something like, “There’s a lot of boys in this neighborhood. Keep your legs closed.” That was it. It was woefully insufficient. Like... Continue Reading

6 Ways to Protect Your Child from Sexual Abuse

By DeAnna Sexual abuse. This is not a topic that most people like even thinking about, much less talking about. It is estimated that 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys will experience some form of sexual abuse... Continue Reading

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