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Parker Huston, PhD on Feb 02, 2021
The continual uncertainty and stress caused by COVID-19 is impacting families in many ways. Social distancing can be especially challenging for teenagers, who may feel isolated from classmates, friends and romantic partners.
Domestic violence is a complex issue that affects more than just two intimate partners. Children may also be direct victims, especially of ongoing coercive control. Children experience abuse the same ways that adults do – feeling confused and afraid, and even entrapped by the perpetrator.
You may have heard about human trafficking on social media or the news but you may not know that children of all ages, genders and socioeconomic backgrounds can become victims of human traffickers.
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In June 2020, a film based on the bestselling novel, 365 dni, premiered on Netflix. 365 Days is categorized as an erotic drama and is rated TV-MA. This is concerning because the “intimacy” and “romance” that viewers are drawn to is actually abuse, as the relationship is based entirely on power and control. Read More
Media coverage of prominent figures in our community involved in sexual abuse cases can be difficult to hear and understand. How do we approach this conversation with children and explain that one of their heroes or another important person may have taken part in a horrific act? Read More
When people hear the term, “social worker,” they tend to associate it with breaking up families and other misconceptions. Over time, this has caused a stigma attached to someone needing help from a social worker. Read More
Intimate partner violence can be physical, emotional, verbal, sexual or financial abuse toward a partner in an effort to gain power and control. When this happens at home, it affects more than just the immediate victim. Read More
It’s important to connect with your child during times of transition to promote healthy body image, boundaries and relationships. Here’s how you can have meaningful connections and conversations with your child. Read More
Heading off to college can be exciting and stressful for both parents and kids. What most parents don’t know is that back-to-school is the beginning of what is called the “Red Zone,” which is a six-week timeframe where students, particularly first-year students, are more likely to experience sexual assault on campus. Read More