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5 Ways to Deter a Child Predator

As much as 90% of child sexual abuse occurs in a situation where the child & their family know the abuser and the perpetrator has often established themselves in a position of trust. Many are patient, choose their victims/families carefully and spend time grooming both the adults and children. Why [ … ]

What is child abuse?

Child abuse is any form of physical, emotional and/or sexual mistreatment or lack of care that causes injury or emotional damage to a child or youth. The misuse of power and/or a breach of trust are part of all types of child abuse. Types of child abuse Emotional abuse is a [ … ]

Kathy Tuccaro

Kathy Tuccaro endured physical, mental, verbal and sexual abuse throughout her life even as she became a nurse. Eventually the trauma caught up to her, costing Tuccaro her job, her home and even her will to live. But today, the 48-year-old drives the biggest truck in the world in the Fort McMurray oilsands, a second chance she says she will not [ … ]

The Telegram, August 2017

I am saddened to read the news of the system, and society, failing yet another child, and consequently enabling the abuse to continue. The specifics may be different, but not the story. I hear this regularly through the ASCA (Adult Survivors of Child Abuse) peer support group in St John’s. [ … ]