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The Misconception of Sexual Assault

The Misconception of Sexual Assault

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The Misconception of Sexual Assault By Gina Karst, Executive Director Sexual assault is stereotypically thought and depicted in the media to happen in dark alleys to a young adult because of the type of clothing that were worn or that the person was intoxicated. It does not always occur to those less financially stable because […]

Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention

Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention

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Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Debbie Menzel, Safe Harbor Kids Konnection Coordinator What is Child Abuse and how is Neglect Defined? There are four major types of child maltreatment:  neglect, physical abuse, sexual abuse and emotional abuse. The neglect of children is failure to provide for a child’s basic needs.  Neglect may be physically not […]

Dangers of Social Media

Dangers of Social Media

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We’ve put together a list of some of the most common social media platforms and ways that your son or daughter can put themselves at risk with the content they share. Take a look and be sure you’re having conversations with your children about the dos and don’ts of social media.

Child Sexual Abuse: What can we be doing?

Child Sexual Abuse: What can we be doing?

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When you see the headlines about a child being sexually abused by an adult you often feel instant anger. Often times you may ask yourself, “How could someone do that to a child?” The statistics are very alarming showing that 1 in 5 girls and 1 in 20 boys are victims of child sexual abuse.

Spillover of Domestic Violence

Spillover of Domestic Violence

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Domestic violence does not stay home when the victim leaves for the day. It can follow them to the grocery store, school, children’s activities and most often work. Domestic violence is very dangerous and can escalate so quickly.

Child Abuse and Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Child Abuse and Sexual Assault Awareness Month

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April is a month utilized to bring awareness to two large issues that Safe Harbor deals with on a regular basis; child abuse and sexual assaults. In the past year, we saw our numbers increase drastically in regards to these two issues.

A Voice for the Voiceless | Gina Karst

A Voice for the Voiceless | Gina Karst

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Child Advocacy Centers (CAC), to help give a voice to the voiceless. A CAC is just what the name implies, an advocacy center for children. Typically, the staff consists of a child advocate, who will advocate for the child before, during, and after any court proceedings and a forensic interviewer who interviews the child, or children, to learn exactly what the circumstances were surrounding the abuse and the details about the event or events.

Increase in Need of Safe Harbor

Increase in Need of Safe Harbor

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Annually, Safe Harbor services are reaching more and more people in the seven counties we serve. The numbers of services we have provided to clients has increased drastically over the past year.