Sexual Abuse

Jaycee Dugard: Three Answered Questions On Everyone’s Mind

Jaycee Dugard: Three Answered Questions On Everyone’s Mind

This past week the breaking news headline was:Jaycee Dugard Discovered After 18 Years with convicted rapist Phillip Garrido. This was a shock not only to anyone who heard the story, but also to her family.In the Jaycee Dugard case, as well as with Elizabeth Smart and Shawn Hornbeck

Protecting Your Kids from Molesters at Water Parks

In the past month, there have been four charges of exposure or molestation in the Orlando area water parks including Typhoon Lagoon, Wet n Wild & Aquatica. According to the U.S. Department of Justice, 7% of boys and 25% of girls will be molested by the age of 18. As a result of the recent

By |July 20th, 2009|Blog, Children, Family, Parenting, Sexual Abuse, Teens|0 Comments

Rape and Sexual Assault | Orlando Trauma Counselor Expert

Shame, despair, and powerless are a few of the emotions that victims of rape and sexual assault may experience. These same emotions often interfere with their ability to decide to prosecute their perpetrator. There are also many thoughts such as, “We were drinking. He couldn’t help it. Maybe my outfit led him on.” The list

Movie Taken Dramatically Portrays Growing Sex Trafficking Industry | Orlando Trauma Therapist

Movie Taken Dramatically Portrays Growing Sex Trafficking Industry | Orlando Trauma Therapist

“Taken” is a riveting movie where a father searches for his daughter, who is kidnapped and enslaved into the sex traffic trade. The movie gives an inside look at the recruitment and exploitation of these victims of organized crime. It is an important movie

Olympic Swimmer Reveals Childhood Sexual Abuse | Orlando Sexual Abuse Therapist

Olympic Swimmer Reveals Childhood Sexual Abuse | Orlando Sexual Abuse Therapist

Margaret Hoelzer, a member of the powerful US Olympic Swimming team, returned home from Beijing with three Olympic metals. That in itself would be newsworthy, but she has used her triumphant Olympic performances to announce the secret that she has kept for many years –

By |September 17th, 2008|Adults, Blog, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Sexual Abuse|1 Comment

Childhood Sexual Abuse Colors The World Dark

Childhood sexual abuse has only become a societal issue in the past several decades. Consequently there is a lack of research, much of which began in the 1980’s. Finkelhor and Brown (1986) defined sexual abuse as any sexual activity involving a child under eighteen in which the other person is five or more years older