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Sharing – Preventing Online Sexual Victimization of People with Developmental Disabilities

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No one should be thrown into online, or offline, society without meaningful education about things like consent, what constitutes illegal behavior, the signs of grooming and so on. It’s just setting them up for failure, and victimization. Why would we do that to anyone? Or do people with intellectual and development disabilities not deserve that same consideration?… Read More

Sharing – ‘They Aren’t Who You Think They Are’

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If nothing else, I hope you’ll go read the article for two reasons. One, to recognize how difficult it can be to come forward, and have leaders dismiss your claims, so that you know how not to run any organizations that you and your kids are involved with, and two, to recognize how certain cultural values create a space for abusers. Churches rely on charismatic leaders, but without proper safeguards and oversight, you’ll attract some very charismatic evildoers too. Also, understand that environments with such a strong focus on sexual purity, create a culture where kids are desperate to not do the “worst thing” and are susceptible to this kind of grooming, not to mention a lot of shame around a very natural subject. That shame only increases the secrecy around sex, and again creates a place where secrets can thrive. DO NOT BE A PLACE WHERE SECRETS THRIVE!… Read More

Shared Links (weekly) Feb. 28 2021

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The problem with perfect

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Make Social Media Work For (rather Than Against) Your Mental Health

The Difference Between Self-Esteem, Self-Confidence, and Self-Compassion

This Nonprofit Found A Unique Way To Help Sexually Abused Children Heal

But They Went Willingly – Understanding Teen Sexual Grooming

Mental Illness and Homelessness… Read More

Shared Links (weekly) Feb. 7 2021

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Denver sent mental health help, not police, to hundreds of calls

44 Black Mental Health Support Resources for Anyone Who Needs Them

When Black Mental Health Suffers, We Aren’t Taken Seriously

I’m a survivor of child sexual grooming. It took me 20 years to know it wasn’t my fault

Make Space, Listen, Offer Hope: How To Help A Child At Risk Of Suicide

4 Ways to Talk to Boys About Suicide

We must overcome gender stereotypes to support survivors

Recognizing Suicidal Behavior

When a Mental-Health Crisis Lands You in Jail… Read More

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