As parents, guardians, educators, and community members interacting with children, there are many resources available at the Four Corners Child Advocacy Center.
Problematic Sexual Behaviors:
Typical sexual development is a normal part of child development as long as it is mutually agreed upon between children of similar age and/or developmental level, exploratory and spontaneous in nature, intermittent, and easily redirected by an adult. When addressed, it should not be associated with strong emotions such as anger, anxiety, or fear. Sexual behavior can become problematic in nature when there is a risk to the safety and well-being of a child and/or children. Learn more by visiting our Problematic Sexual Behaviors Screening page.
Dynamics and Statistics of Child Abuse:
There are some staggering child abuse statistics and information gathered by Darkness to Light, a national non-profit organization whose mission is the primary prevention of child sexual abuse. Darkness to Light focuses its efforts on shifting the responsibility from children to adults by educating them to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. Learn more by visiting our Child Abuse Statistics page.
Impact of Domestic Violence on Children:
Domestic Violence is a pattern of behavior used to establish power and control over another person through fear and intimidation, often including the threat or use of violence, when one person believes they are entitled to control another. Learn more by visiting our Domestic Violence page.
7 Key Body Safety Messages:
Body Safety Rules:
Some Secrets Should Never Be Kept (reading):
Body Safety for Adults – How to Empower your Children:
There are many wonderful books for children and adults about child abuse. Contact us to visit our lending library to check out books.