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Should abuse of a child by another child be handled in the same way as abuse by an adult?

While abuse by a juvenile can impact a child emotionally, physically and spiritually, the process of dealing with a juvenile ...
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Juvenile Sex Offenders

It is important to recognize the differences when dealing with sexual behavior of young people: “Recognizing and Responding to Developmentally ...
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Congregational Guidelines for Dealing with Sexual Offenders

These guidelines, developed with the help of law enforcement, abuse experts, and church workers, provide carefully crafted counsel for churches ...
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The Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Registering, Apprehending and Tracking

(SMART) is a United States Department of Justice program that monitors federal law on the registration of sex offenders. The SMART ...
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Sex Offender Management Assessment and Planning Initiative

A comprehensive report prepared by the United States Department of Justice that details our current knowledge about adults and children ...
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Children with Disabilities

A report from the Department of Health and Human Services that provides a number of resources to respond to the ...
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Trafficking

Shared Hope International offers resources to assist in understanding and responding to the trafficking of children ...
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Teaching Children Resilience

The Search Institute has developed tools for parents and schools to use in teaching children perseverance and resilience, including a ...
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Teaching Children Internet and Personal Safety

Zero Abuse Project has a number of resources for parents, schools and churches in teaching children personal safety ...
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Prevent Child Abuse America

Prevent Child Abuse America is the nation’s oldest and largest organization committed to preventing child abuse and neglect before it ...
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Sexual Behaviors of Children

The American Academy of Pediatrics: Evaluation Sexual Behaviors in Children. Parents, clergy, teachers, and others may struggle with discerning a ...
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Zero Abuse Project

Zero Abuse Project (ZAP) is an organization committed to transforming institutions to effectively prevent, recognize, and respond to child sexual ...