Being a Horrible Parent

Whether your child has been sexually abused or not, just about every parent thinks they are a horrible parent at some point.   It’s one of those ideas that others generally don’t point out to you, but we beat ourselves up over and then look for proof that...

Becoming a Superhero

In the last few weeks most of the world has been watching from a distance as events unfolded in Newtown, CT.  For some of us the view has been a little closer, and it got me thinking.  For the most part the public doesn’t know the families at this point.  Most...

Children Seducing Priests and Other Stupid Ideas

Last week a Catholic Priest made a comment to the National Catholic Register that Priests are often seduced by the children they are accused of abusing.  The backlash was swift and prompted an equally quick retraction and apology by Reverend Benedict Groeschel.  The...

Beating Sex Offenders to Death

For most parents of a sexual abuse victim, the idea of “dispensing with” the offending party has probably crossed their mind.  Usually it is something that crosses your mind some time after the abuse happens.  You’ve had time to process the...

Jerry’s Kids

A few months ago the phrase “Jerry’s Kids” brought to mind a charitable organization that has helped children for years.  Now it’s more aptly associated with the Penn State sexual assault victims.  There are some interesting parallels.  Both...

What would you do

If you haven’t watched the new show Person of Interest on CBS, it’s worth the watch.  The basic premise is a team with special tools and skills help people who are about to be involved in a bad situation.  At the risk of spoiling part of the plot, the...