Category Archive: ExpertsSpeak

Sexuality Issues for Adult Survivors of Incest and Child Sexual Abuse

Another excellent article on adult sexuality and the impact of childhood sexual abuse by Wendy Maltz, author of The Sexual Healing Journey. This paper was published in 2001.  One of the key findings for… Continue reading

Teach kids to protect their privates with this video Via Babycenter

I am so fortunate that I made it through childhood without being physically violated or molested. Many children are not. The issue of sexual abuse is something that I admit, completely mystifies me.… Continue reading

Sexual abuse interrupts the developmental phase of a child Via Tehelka

What are the nuances of sexual abuse that determine its long term effects? The effect of sexual abuse on children depends on the age at which the child was abused, who the abuser… Continue reading

Book: From Child Sexual Abuse to Adult Sexual Risk: Trauma, Revictimization, and Intervention

The American Psychological Association has published a 346 book titled, From Child Sexual Abuse to Adult Sexual Risk: Trauma, Revictimization, and Intervention edited by Linda J. Koenig, PhD; Lynda S. Doll, PhD; Ann O’Leary, PhD; and… Continue reading

Assertive Tara – Bed time Story By Arpan

Arpan shares with you this story and encourages parents/adults to use it as a tool to make children aware about Child Sexual Abuse and discuss Personal Safety Rules with Children in order to… Continue reading

The Case for Teaching Kids ‘Vagina,’ ‘Penis,’ and ‘Vulva’ – CATHERINE BUNI.

One bright morning in late March, Kate Rohedenburg, a sexual violence prevention educator, sat cross-legged on the floor of a first-grade classroom. In her arms, she cradled two plastic baby dolls, one brown,… Continue reading

No child sexual abuse cases yet registered with city police

Even after the implementation of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012, no cases of child sexual abuse have been reported to date. Not a single case of child sexual abuse… Continue reading

The child abuser’s profile: Who would do such a thing?

A perpetrators preference As much as I would like to be able to say: “All abusers look like ugly trolls with buck teeth and a terrible smell”, the truth is, they are ordinary men… Continue reading

Saying ‘Yes’ Matters as Much as ‘No’ – By Nilanjana.S.Roy

The man who was my abuser was a fine host, a good husband, a caring father, a respected elder whose generosity and kindness were as genuine as the fact of the abuse. These… Continue reading

Unlearning safe touch with children – By The Alternative

Catching them young, Mumbai based NGO Arpan runs personal safety education classes in schools to identify and prevent child sexual abuse. Deepa Ranganathan observes how these sessions teach important lessons to kids on… Continue reading