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I personally believe the best part of summer ending and school starting is getting to go school supply shopping. There was nothing I relished more than choosing which designs I wanted on my…
Grooming is a professional term used to describe the calculated and gradual process by which an offender sexually abuses a child. It is a horrifyingly planned and manipulative act that makes victims…
As a parent, you want to be that trusted adult in your child's life. Part of building that relationship is making an effort to spend quality time with your child. 
For many parents, the thought of having "the talk" with their children is a source of dread and nervousness. Many of us have unpleasant or even comical memories of our parents sitting us down at the…
The month of April is national Child Abuse Prevention Month. Although child abuse occurs all year long, April allows our community to have a concentrated effort to become more aware of the realities…
Your child is telling you about something terrible that has happened to them. Not just that someone was mean to them at school or that they failed a test. They are disclosing (a term professionals in…
As a Forensic Interviewer, I testify in civil and criminal court on a regular basis about child sexual abuse dynamics. I have seen that people find it difficult to believe victims' statements of…
The past two months our blogs have focused on internet safety. One fail-proof measure to protect children from the dangers on the internet is to avoid screen time altogether. Now that we are past the…
How do I keep my kids safe online? The safety of our children is at the forefront of every parent’s daily activities. We want to make sure our children are safe when they are with us but…
Make sure your kids are being APPropriate! Not to state the obvious, but technology and the Internet have made life a lot more convenient. Planning a date night and don’t know what movies…
Halloween is an exciting time of year for kids, and quite possibly, for yourself. Come on, admit it. You have a secret love for filtering your children’s candy and picking out the good…
This year Alliance For Children is celebrating our 25th anniversary. Since 1992, Alliance For Children has been serving children and families in the community through teamed investigations, healing…