BOOKS FOR CHILDREN

PreSchool-Grade 2. This book is positive and assertive without being frightening. It lets young children know that it’s all right for them to choose when, and by whom

RABBI YAAKOV HOROWITZ ON SPEAKING TO YOUR CHILDREN ABOUT PERSONAL SAFETY

A parenting workshop by Rabbi Yakov Horowitz, Director of The Center for Jewish Family Life’s Project YES & dean of Yeshiva Darchei Noam in Monsey, NY. Part of the “Keep Our Children Safe” initiative, it’s designed to raise awareness among parents in our community about the importance of speaking to our children about safety & personal […]

DON’T TALK TO STRANGERS

Cautious Twins – How a boy and girl go to the store for Mom, and are correctly cautious with strangers. Learn the steps to prevent and help yourself from being in danger from strangers! Stranger Danger!

MY BODY BELONGS TO ME

1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys are sexually abused by their 18th birthday. We can change that. 93% of the abuse is someone known to the child and not a stranger so keep that in mind when you talk to your kids. This film is dedicated to all those in service preventing […]

SOME SECRETS SHOULD NEVER BE KEPT

Debra Byrne reads Some Secrets Should Never Be Kept. The book is aimed at 3-12 year old children and is intended to give them skills to deal with inappropriate touch. For more information go to www.somesecrets.info.  

HOW CAN I BETTER UNDERSTAND WHAT MY CHILD IS GOING THROUGH?

Kids feel confused Consider that the child may have wanted to tell about the abuse but felt trapped, or threatened either by what they were told would be the consequences for telling, or by what they imagined. If you are a parent finding out about a disclosure made by your child to someone else, consider […]

UNDERSTANDING TREATMENT FOR THE VICTIM

Trust Being a victim of sexual abuse can have a devastating effect on a child’s object relations, particularly the ability to trust other people. In intrafamilial sexual abuse, the impact may be pervasive because a caretaker, who should be a protector and a limit-setter, exploits the child and violates the boundaries of acceptable behavior. Furthermore, […]

THE INVESTIGATION PROCESS

Breakdown Of The Investigation Process: Child Interview Medical Exam Non-offending Parent Interview Interview with the Alleged Offender Risk Assessment   Investigation of child sexual abuse   This chapter describes the role of Child Protective Services (CPS) in the investigation of cases of sexual abuse, the structure of the investigation, and risk assessment in child sexual […]

REPORT: PREPARING YOURSELF FOR THE PROCESS

If Child Custody Is At Stake If you are a parent and the person you suspect is your spouse or ex-spouse or your ex-spouses’ partner, and child custody is an issue – before reporting, call Mothers Against Child Sexual Abuse www.againstsexualabuse.org for a free phone consultation or contact Jewish Community Watch for assistance. The founder of […]

YOUR REACTION WHEN A CHILD TELLS ABOUT SEXUAL ABUSE

What Protective Adults Need to Know About 85% of children who are sexually abused never tell, or delay telling, about the abuse. The closer the relationship between the child and the abuser, the less likely the child is to disclose. Often disclosure is gradual and may begin with vague hints or unclear information. If you […]

SIGNS THAT A CHILD MAY BE AT-RISK TO HARM ANOTHER CHILD

Do you know a child or adolescent who is: Confused about social rules and interactions? May experience typical gestures of friendliness or affection as sexual? Explores his or her own natural sexual curiosity with younger children or those of differing size, status, ability, or power? Seeks out the company of younger children and spends an […]

RABBI ABRAHAM GLICK RESIGNED FROM YESHIVAH COLLEGE

The former principal of Yeshivah College from the period that sex offenders David Cyprys and David Kramer were abusing students has resigned as a teacher at the school. Rabbi Abraham Glick was the principal of Melbourne’s Yeshivah College between 1986 and 2007. Asked at the Royal Commission on Institutional Responses to Child Abuse on Thursday […]

Tottenham man acquitted of sexually assaulting orthodox Jew, 14

Efraim Cray, 32, was accused of abusing the girl between January 2012 and January 2013. Cray, of Wellington Drive, South Tottenham, faced three charges of sexual assault by touching at his trial last year, but was acquitted of one charge on the directions of the judge. He was cleared of the remaining charges at Snaresbrook […]

DISSOCIATIVE IDENTITY DISORDER

Most mental health practitioners believe that dissociation exists on a continuum. At one end of the continuum, are instances of dissociation that many people experience such as daydreaming or highway hypnosis. At the other end, though, is chronic and complex dissociation which may impair an individual’s ability to function in the “real” world. According to […]

EATING DISORDERS

Eating disorders are complex conditions that arise from a combination of long-standing emotional, psychological, interpersonal and social issues. People with eating disorders often use food and the control of food as an attempt to deal with or compensate for feelings and emotions that may otherwise seem overwhelming.1 Sexual assault or abuse can have an effect on […]

BODY MEMORIES

These maladies are often called “psychosomatic symptoms” which does not, as many people think, mean that it is “in your head.” Rather, it means that the symptoms are due to the connection between the mind and the body. Physical problems that can come of these somatic memories include headaches, migraines, stomach difficulties, light headedness/dizziness, hot/cold […]