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.
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?
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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
“After” is a digital book that was self-published in 2013 by author, Anna Todd. The series has been compared to “Fifty Shades of Gray” and “Twilight”, both of which highlight unhealthy relationships between the male and female lead characters. Read More
It’s fair to say that most parents worry about how their child would act in a potentially dangerous scenario. While many kids learn about “stranger danger” in school, it can be overlooked that abuse is most often perpetrated by someone the child or teen knows and trusts. Read More
If you are the parent of a teenager, you likely know that they spend a lot of time using technology – whether it’s a cell phone, tablet or laptop. With calling, texting, internet browsing, games, social media apps and dating apps at your teens’ fingertips, it becomes difficult for parents to monitor digital behaviors. Read More