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Youth-to-Youth Sexual Abuse

Peer-to-peer or youth-to-youth sexual abuse has continued to increase over the years. Youth-to-youth abuse can be defined as sexual behavior involving sexual body parts that are inappropriate and harmful to themselves and their peer. This type of abuse can be

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“Steps to Staying Safe” Children’s Storybook

It is essential to talk to your children about their safety, including identifying people who are “safe” and “unsafe” and how to avoid potentially dangerous situations. Safety and prevention can be complex topics for children to understand. To help them

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Labeling Children’s Items

Labeling items helps us stay organized and quickly identify what belongs to us. Writing a child’s name on items is also important because it helps the child know what belongs to them and allows teachers and caretakers to find a child’s

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Questions to Ask When Choosing a Summer Camp

Sending children to summer camp is a great way to help children grow and learn. Summer camps can be a fun and exciting experience for children, but parents should still check to ensure their children are also safe when away from

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Why Attending Summer Camps is Healthy for Children

Whether it is online or in-person, summer camps are great opportunities to develop and strengthen skills. Summer camps encourage children to develop various skills that could help them succeed later in life. For example, camps allow children to cultivate relationships with other

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Ensuring Children’s Wellbeing During COVID-19: Resource Kit

The coronavirus pandemic has affected children and young teens socially, physically, and emotionally. Many children and teens missed significant events and important milestones. The impact that this pandemic has brought will have lasting effects on future generations. To combat this

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What is Peer-to-Peer Abuse?

As children reach adolescence, they experience and learn about their body and mind’s physical and mental changes. Sometimes adolescent children may display behavior that turns into violence and abuse as they try to make sense of their maturing body and

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Talking to Your Children About Sexual Assault 

Many parents shy away from having conversations about sexual assault with children and teens because it can be a heavy topic. In general, sexual assault is a subject that can be a difficult topic to talk about with children. However, conversations about sexual assault do not have

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The Underwear/ PANTS Rule – Teaching Children their Body is their Own 

Ensuring the safety of children is always a priority for parents. Sexual abuse and assault are sensitive yet important topics to discuss with children to protect them. Parents may feel uncomfortable or at a loss with initiating and discussing these

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How to Talk to Your Child About Cyberbullying 

Bullying has always been a recurring issue that has impacted schools throughout the nation. Many institutions have implemented zero-tolerance bullying policies that have helped stop this from happening in the classroom. However, as more children find themselves online, this has

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