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Self-Harm and Kids: Why They Do It. How We Can Help. - Childs World America

Self-Harm and Kids: Why They Do It. How We Can Help. - Childs World America | child abuse prevention | Scoop.it
    Why do children cut, burn, hit or poison themselves? The cause is often a feeling of despair or untreated mental illness and depression. And it’s a growing issue among pre-teens and teens. Nearly 2 million cases of self-harm…
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BeAKidsHero with Ginger Kadlec: #17: Teens, Drugs and Addictions with Sheriff Mike Nielsen

BeAKidsHero with Ginger Kadlec: #17: Teens, Drugs and Addictions with Sheriff Mike Nielsen | child abuse prevention | Scoop.it
Sheriff Mike Nielsen shares insight and expertise for parents about kids and drug usage... and yes, it's happening in your community across all socio-economic levels! In this show, Sheriff Nielsen (... actually, he prefers to be called Mike) talks about how the drug epidemic has directly hit teens in communities throughout the country. He discusses the realities of herioin withdrawal, the use of vivitrol and narcan, and the frighteningly close link between youth alcohol usage and drug abuse. See Show Notes at http://www.drwill.com/beakidshero-17-teens-drugs-and-addictions-with-sheriff-mike-nielsen.
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Building Protective Behavior in Children - Ginger Kadlec: BeAKidsHero™

Building Protective Behavior in Children - Ginger Kadlec: BeAKidsHero™ | child abuse prevention | Scoop.it
By Ginger Kadlec — get free updates of new posts here. Earlier this year, I was surprised -- and deeply honored -- to receive an email from Jessica Kinglsey Publishers in the UK inviting me to write a foreword for a soon-to-be launched book about keeping vulnerable children safe.
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7 Easy Ways to Improve Your Child's Smart Phone Safety - Ginger Kadlec: BeAKidsHero™

7 Easy Ways to Improve Your Child's Smart Phone Safety - Ginger Kadlec: BeAKidsHero™ | child abuse prevention | Scoop.it
By Ginger Kadlec — get free updates of new posts here. Your child's first smart phone... a time of excitement for your child. A time of relief... and anxiety... for you. Smart phones can open a whole new world to your child - a world filled with friends, games and fun.
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Teaching Kids Sexual Abuse Prevention is Easier Than You Might Think - Ginger Kadlec: BeAKidsHero™

Teaching Kids Sexual Abuse Prevention is Easier Than You Might Think - Ginger Kadlec: BeAKidsHero™ | child abuse prevention | Scoop.it
By Ginger Kadlec — get free updates of new posts here. For many parents, the thought of talking with their kids about sexual abuse puts them into a cold sweat. They wonder... How in the world do I have such a conversation? What should I say? I don't want to scare m
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Animal Abuse: A Precursor to Child Abuse? - Childs World America

Animal Abuse: A Precursor to Child Abuse? - Childs World America | child abuse prevention | Scoop.it
  Abuse happens because a person wants to feel power over another being. Abusers typically start with something they can easily control, such as a family pet. But sadly the pet will not be the only victim. Children’s advocates, social…
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Child Slavery: America's Hidden Crime - Childs World America

Child Slavery: America's Hidden Crime - Childs World America | child abuse prevention | Scoop.it
      So far in 2016, there have been 1,654 cases of human trafficking reported in the United States, according to the National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC).  It’s estimated that one-third of those are cases of child trafficking.…
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Sold for Sex at 4 Years Old... - Ginger Kadlec: BeAKidsHero™

Sold for Sex at 4 Years Old... - Ginger Kadlec: BeAKidsHero™ | child abuse prevention | Scoop.it
By Ginger Kadlec — get free updates of new posts here. It's unfathomable to think of a four-year old child being sold for sex. But it happens. In fact, it happened to Jenni Jessen.
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BeAKidsHero with Ginger Kadlec: #13: FREE Online Children's Health Summit

BeAKidsHero with Ginger Kadlec: #13: FREE Online Children's Health Summit | child abuse prevention | Scoop.it
Founder and Director of the Lotus Health Project CARLA
ATHERTON discusses how "empowering your kids to feel
like they are the boss of their own bodies and minds and to not be
obedient but independent thinkers is the best protection against
abuse". She also shares details about the 3rd Bi-annual
Children's Health Summit. This FREE online event takes place May
2-9, 2016. Each day of the summit, a variety of health experts (27
in all) will share information about various aspects of child's
health. Addictions, screen-time, nutrition, chronic illness and
general parenting are just a few topics being presented. See show
notes
at http://www.drwill.com/beakidshero-13-childrens-health-summit-with-carla-atherton/.
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Life Can Change On A Dime - Ginger Kadlec: BeAKidsHero™

Life Can Change On A Dime - Ginger Kadlec: BeAKidsHero™ | child abuse prevention | Scoop.it
By Ginger Kadlec — get free updates of new posts here. Indulge me, if you will, as I share a story very close to my heart... a story of perseverance, grit and survival.
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BeAKidsHero with Ginger Kadlec: #10: The Role of Child Advocacy Centers in Child Abuse Investigations

BeAKidsHero with Ginger Kadlec: #10: The Role of Child Advocacy Centers in Child Abuse Investigations | child abuse prevention | Scoop.it
The number of child abuse cases nationwide is trending upward. Child advocate expert JAN LUTZ discusses the importance of child advocacy centers and offers a behind-the-scenes look into how they operate and the essential role they play in child abuse investigations. See Show Notes at http://www.drwill.com/beakidshero-show-notes-10-jan-lutz/.
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BeAKidsHero with Ginger Kadlec: #9: A Lifeline for Troubled Teens

BeAKidsHero with Ginger Kadlec: #9: A Lifeline for Troubled Teens | child abuse prevention | Scoop.it
Self-harm. Sexual abuse. Emotional turmoil. Suicidal thoughts. Substance abuse. Millions of teens around the world struggle with these and other issues, and aren't sure where to turn for help. Teen Line is a lifeline for thousands of teens each year. Executive Director MICHELLE CARLSON shares a behind-the-scenes look at this vital support system for youth. See Show Notes at http://www.drwill.com/beakidshero-show-notes-9-michelle-carlson/.
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Parent & Teacher Online Training to Prevent Sexual Abuse - Ginger Kadlec: BeAKidsHero™

Parent & Teacher Online Training to Prevent Sexual Abuse - Ginger Kadlec: BeAKidsHero™ | child abuse prevention | Scoop.it
By Ginger Kadlec — get free updates of new posts here. While it's tough to obtain a definitive number of children who are sexually abused, experts seem to agree that the problem is wide spread with anywhere from 1 in 4 girls to 1 in 20 boys being molested before they reach age 18.
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Are You Registered for Smart911? - Ginger Kadlec: BeAKidsHero™

Are You Registered for Smart911? - Ginger Kadlec: BeAKidsHero™ | child abuse prevention | Scoop.it
A lifesaving service sweeping the United States, Smart911 offers emergency responders access to information from people using their cell phones to dial 911 for help. Learn more about registering for Smart911 and how it can better protect you and your family.
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Teens & Drugs: Part 1 - Ginger Kadlec: BeAKidsHero™

Teens & Drugs: Part 1 - Ginger Kadlec: BeAKidsHero™ | child abuse prevention | Scoop.it
Sheriff Mike Nielsen discusses how teens get mixed-up with drugs, Skittles Parties and more. By Ginger Kadlec — get free updates of new posts here. Have you heard of Skittles parties? Sheriff Mike Nielsen inquired from under his large brimmed hat.
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Self-Harm and Kids: Why They Do It. How We Can Help. - Childs World America

Self-Harm and Kids: Why They Do It. How We Can Help. - Childs World America | child abuse prevention | Scoop.it
    Why do children cut, burn, hit or poison themselves? The cause is often a feeling of despair or untreated mental illness and depression. And it’s a growing issue among pre-teens and teens. Nearly 2 million cases of self-harm…
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BeAKidsHero Online Training Series Helps Parents Protect Children from Sexual Predators - PR.com

BeAKidsHero Online Training Series Helps Parents Protect Children from Sexual Predators - PR.com | child abuse prevention | Scoop.it
BeAKidsHero Online Training Series Helps Parents Protect Children from Sexual Predators
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How Do I Talk To My Child About The Nice Massacre and Other Tragic Events? - Ginger Kadlec: BeAKidsHero™

How Do I Talk To My Child About The Nice Massacre and Other Tragic Events? - Ginger Kadlec: BeAKidsHero™ | child abuse prevention | Scoop.it
By Ginger Kadlec — get free updates of new posts here. The horror of the Bastille Day massacre that happened in Nice, France, yesterday has been captured in numerous photos and videos. Many of them graphic... and  easily accessible online.
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Do You Know Your ACE Score? - Ginger Kadlec: BeAKidsHero™

Do You Know Your ACE Score? - Ginger Kadlec: BeAKidsHero™ | child abuse prevention | Scoop.it
By Ginger Kadlec — get free updates of new posts here. Research continues to validate that trauma experienced in childhood can have long-term effects on people throughout their lives.
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BeAKidsHero with Ginger Kadlec: #16: Preemptive, Positive Alternative to Foster Care with Krista Seeds

BeAKidsHero with Ginger Kadlec: #16: Preemptive, Positive Alternative to Foster Care with Krista Seeds | child abuse prevention | Scoop.it
Thanks to grant funding of $50,000 from Oprah Winfrey, Safe Families for Children was born! Indiana Executive Director for Safe Families in Central Indiana KRISTA SEEDS shares in this episode the mission of Safe Families for Children and the positive impact this innovative organization has had on the lives of struggling families and at-risk children around the country... and around the world. See Show Notes at http://www.drwill.com/beakidshero-16-an-alternative-to-foster-care-with-krista-seeds/.
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BeAKidsHero with Ginger Kadlec: #15: Digital Parenting with Joe Yeager

BeAKidsHero with Ginger Kadlec: #15: Digital Parenting with Joe Yeager | child abuse prevention | Scoop.it
Today's parenting is made even more challenging by kids' usage of and exposure to the Internet. In this show, author and cyber guru JOSEPH YEAGER offers parents eye-opening examples of how predators use social media and the Internet to gain access to children. See Show Notes at http://www.drwill.com/beakidshero-15-digital-parenting-with-joe-yeager.
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BeAKidsHero with Ginger Kadlec: #12: Children Come First in Child Forensic Interviews

BeAKidsHero with Ginger Kadlec: #12: Children Come First in Child Forensic Interviews | child abuse prevention | Scoop.it
Child advocacy expert JANET BAILEY has
conducted thousands of child forensic interviews as part of child
abuse investigations. As director of ChildFirst™ Indiana, Janet has
trained hundreds of investigators how to conduct these vital
interviews and she shares some of the cases that have most haunted
her over the years. See Show Notes at
http://www.drwill.com/beakidshero-show-notes-12-janet-bailey/.
(NOTE: TRIGGER WARNING)
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BeAKidsHero with Ginger Kadlec: #11: Teaching Kids that Some Secrets Should Never Be Kept

BeAKidsHero with Ginger Kadlec: #11: Teaching Kids that Some Secrets Should Never Be Kept | child abuse prevention | Scoop.it
Teaching children about body safety at a young age is vital to helping protect them from sexual abuse. So is that easier said than done? Author JAYNEEN SANDERS shares some tips and tools that parents and teachers can use to teach kids up to age 8 about empowerment and body safety, one of which is her book, "Some Secrets Should Never Be Kept." See Show Notes at http://www.drwill.com/beakidshero-show-notes-11-jayneen-sanders/.
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Teaching Protective Behavior As Easy As Child's Play - Ginger Kadlec: BeAKidsHero™

Teaching Protective Behavior As Easy As Child's Play - Ginger Kadlec: BeAKidsHero™ | child abuse prevention | Scoop.it
child abuse prevention | child advocacy | child vulnerability | children | ginger kadlec | beakidshero | be a kids hero | parents | sexual abuse | sexual predators | safety | protection | my underpants rule | child's play | Kate Power | Rod Power
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The #1 Reason Children Recant Abuse Allegations - Ginger Kadlec: BeAKidsHero™

The #1 Reason Children Recant Abuse Allegations - Ginger Kadlec: BeAKidsHero™ | child abuse prevention | Scoop.it
By Ginger Kadlec — get free updates of new posts here. In the world of child forensic interviewing, there is a well-known fact... Disclosure is a process, not a one-time event. Disclosing abuse, be it sexual, physical, psychological or neglect, can be incredibly difficult for a child.
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BeAKidsHero with Ginger Kadlec: #5: The Newest Form of Digital Blackmail: Sextortion

BeAKidsHero with Ginger Kadlec: #5: The Newest Form of Digital Blackmail: Sextortion | child abuse prevention | Scoop.it
Cyber crime expert Detective Sergeant CHRIS CECIL with the Indiana State Police shares a behind the badge look at the newest form of digital blackmail that is making child pornography victims of thousands and thousands of youth... sextortion. See Show Notes at http://www.drwill.com/beakidshero-show-notes-5-det-sgt-chris-cecil/.
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