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Research Into Practice

by Drew Fidler, LCSW-C; and Iona Rudisill, LGSW Here’s what you should know about child sexual abuse images and how to protect children from the dangers of the internet. The internet is constantly changing and evolving. As professionals, parents, and people who care about children, the internet and all of its perils present a whole …

Insights

“Don’t give up on your client.  When I first started therapy, I wouldn’t talk…every time, I wouldn’t talk for like the whole hour… some therapists would have given up…” “The lady [prior therapist] tried to force things and just wrote stuff down…” “Therapists should sit and listen…” “What people don’t know when you’re going into …

RESEARCH INTO PRACTICE

Co-authored by Janis Wolak, Senior Researcher, University of New Hampshire Crimes Against Children Research Center Sextortion—threats to expose sexual images—can spark life-altering crises in the lives of young people. A new report we authored for University of New Hampshire’s Crimes against Children Research Center (CCRC) aims to shed some light on this new phenomenon and its consequences. …

POLICIES THAT HELP KIDS

Over just one week in the middle of August, a multi-agency team in LA County recovered eight minor victims of sex trafficking between 15 and 17 years of age in Operation Summer Rescue. The children have since been placed in protective services and are receiving care, however we know they will face a long road to …