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  • Defending Against Predators of Children

    Stranger Danger is one of the easiest, and by far, the most common child safety measure we teach our children. We talk to them about family words when another adult is picking them up, not helping strangers look for lost puppies, and not accepting candy from people we don’t know. However, in the case of…

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  • How Predators Groom and Control their Victims

    This is not an all-encompassing list; sequence is not relevant. These are just certain things to be observant about when your child is interacting with older children and adults. It is important to be mindful of any patterns of behaviors you observe in your child and their relationships with others. Target a Victim All children…

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  • 10 Things to Say and Do in a Disclosure of Child Sex Abuse

    Despite the overwhelming prevalence of childhood sexual abuse, very few parenting books and resources include how to prepare for, respond to, or what to do if your child is sexually assaulted.  As a result of our collective denial about sexual abuse, and the accompanying shame and inevitable silence, we miss an opportunity to educate adults…

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  • July 8th Virtual Town Hall

    Let’s talk about the aftermath of a disclosure of sexual abuse–the effects on the child, the family, and the community. Then…let’s talk about solutions.   Panelists   Carol Dvoor, Safe Harbor Child Access Centers To create a safer, more harmonious community has been the mission for Carol Dvoor since 2017 when she took over Safe…

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  • The Impact of Covid-19 on Sacrifice Zones

    High rate of COVID-19 in America’s ‘Sacrifice zones’ Communities that are experiencing the highest number of coronavirus infections and deaths in America are the very same ones that experience disproportionate levels of water, land and air pollution. Some of these communities that are greatly affected are in Chicago, New York City, Philadelphia, Detroit, Louisiana just…

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  • Thoughts from Barry

    I may lose followers after this. I don’t care. Watching the news coming out of Minneapolis is infuriating. My heart goes out to George Floyd’s family, friends, and community.  This was a crime against American values. This was a crime against humanity. I want to say it clearly for all to hear: Black. Lives. Matter….

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  • June 10th Virtual Town Hall: Racism as a Public Health Crisis

      Watch Here Thank you to everyone who participated! About the Town Hall Areas with large populations of black and brown people have suffered disproportionate, devastating death rates caused by Covid-19. Our panelists are in the trenches, fighting alongside marginalized communities under siege by this novel virus and lack of adequate financial and health resources….

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  • An Open Letter to the New York Times

    An open letter to the New York Times about their article, “Where Chronic Health Conditions and Coronavirus Could Collide“… I had to abbreviate the below letter to the New York Times, but if I didn’t have to abide by a word count, this is what I would have submitted… Dear Editor, I want to follow…

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  • Food Insecurity: Covid-19’s Newest Trend

    Within days of COVID-19 shutting down the economy, people started flocking to pantries and food banks for support to feed their families. Charity food services around the country continue to work tirelessly to meet the staggering increase in demand. People who have never needed food assistance are now caught in a precarious situation. Millions of…

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