84. Courageous Conversations About Childhood Sexual Abuse with Feather Berkower
April is Child Abuse Prevention month, and in this episode Debbie talks with Feather Berkower, a leading expert in sexual assault prevention. Feather has been on the podcast before (Episode 19: Keeping Children Safe from Sexual Abuse), and today we delve deeper into how to have uncomfortable conversations, with both adults and children, to promote sexual abuse prevention.
How to talk to children about sex and body parts in an open, developmentally-appropriate way.
What to say to an adult whose behavior with your child makes you uncomfortable.
A leading expert’s opinion about sleepovers, play dates, and online safety.
The difference between normal sexual play between children and sexual abuse.
Ways to encouraging children to tell if abuse occurs, and how to talk to children after a disclosure of abuse.
About Feather Berkower:
Feather Berkower, Founder of Parenting Safe Children, is a licensed clinical social worker and one of the nation’s leading experts in child sexual assault prevention. She has dedicated her career — which now spans over three decades — to educating parents and youth professionals on how to make their communities “off limits” to child sexual assault. Using her community-based approach, she has trained over 100,000 school children, parents, and youth professionals across the United States.
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