Sexual Abuse

3 Lies Teen Girls Believe | Orlando Teen Counselor Dana West, LCSW

Ever stopped and wondered what happened to my sweet little baby girl while glancing at you’re teenage daughter struggling with self-esteem, relationships, and mood swings? It seems that it is a rite of passage in our society for teenage girls to battle with all these issues before discovering their value, worth, and place in adult

Orlando Child Counselor on 3 Tips to Protect 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

Orlando Trauma Therapist on the Movie Taken Dramatically Portrays Growing Sex Trafficking Industry

Orlando Sexual Abuse Trauma Therapist comments on “Taken” which 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 because it brings

Winter Park Sexual Abuse Counselor on the Missing Piece Video Makes Debut

Florida’s Center for the Advancement of Child Welfare Practice selected Evelyn Wenzel’s seminar to record at the Seminole County Child Protection Conference, October 28, 2008. The video on “The Missing Piece in Sexual Abuse Treatment: The Key to Reducing the Risk of Revictimization” will appear on their website at www.centerforchildwelfare.org. The goal of the center is

By |November 4th, 2008|Blog, Updates|0 Comments

Winter Park Sexual Abuse Therapist on Olympic Swimmer Revealing Childhood Sexual Abuse

Winter Park sexual abuse counselor comments on Olympic swimmer revealing childhood sexual abuse.  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

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

Orlando Counselor on how Childhood Sexual Abuse Colors The World Dark

Orlando sexual abuse trauma counselor offers advice on how sexual abuse untreated effects the future of abuse victims.  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