Keeping Our Kids Safe From Sexual Abuse (Episode 75)

Keeping Our Kids Safe From Sexual Abuse (Episode 75)
You've Got This

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On this week’s “You’ve Got This,” I talk with Dr. Elizabeth L. Jeglic about a topic that can make parents squirm—how to prevent sexual abuse. Elizabeth is a clinical psychologist, professor of psychology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York, a mother of three and co-author of the book, Protecting your Child from Sexual Abuse: What you Need to know to Keep your Kids Safe (Skyhorse, 2018). She has published three books, and more than 100 journal articles and book chapters on sexual violence prevention. Elizabeth maintain a blog on Psychology Today entitled Protecting Children from Sexual Abuse and her work has been referenced in the New York Times, Huffington Post, Associated Press, Prevention, Parents, Fatherly, and Working Mother among others.

“These are hard things to talk about, but I think the more that we talk about these things and the more we have them out in the open, the more the conversation will flow organically and kids will come to us with problems, questions and concerns so that we can help them navigate the world that they’re in and keep them safe,” Elizabeth said. “A child should know that their body is their own and they have the right to tell people who can touch their body and when they can touch it. It might be okay sometimes for them to want a hug from grandmother, other times they may feel like they don’t want to be touched and we should respect that.”

Listen to the podcast for more insights and suggestions about how to guard our kids against sexual abuse.

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