Stop Sexual Abuse With These 6 Steps

1 in 6. 1 in 6 boys will be a victim of sexual abuse before the age of 18. The stat is scary — scary enough that most of us push it out of our minds. We push it out of our minds because it’s uncomfortable and scary and, I believe, because we know, on some […]

How Trauma Affects Boys — & How Some “Helpers” Unwittingly Make Things Worse

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For far too many boys, their first contact with our social support network is via a school suspension. And for most of these boys, the system provides further assault and insult, not support and healing. (Ever heard of the school-to-prison pipeline?) Trauma-Informed Care can help. Trauma-Informed Care has its roots in the Adverse Childhood Experience […]

Sexual Abuse and Penn State

By now, nearly everyone has heard the story of Jerry Sandusky, a former Penn State football coach, has been charged with molesting eight boys over a 15-year period. Sandusky denied molesting anyone, though he admits to showering and “horsing around” with young boys. Sadly, the allegations against Sandusky proved to be true, and as much as we’d […]