Friday, July 13, 2007

Informative article by Heidi Hess Saxton about "Abuse-Proofing" your children

The ABCs of Abuse-Proofing Your Children
By Heidi Hess Saxton

"After my article on the HPV vaccine was published on CE, the director of teen ministry at my parish got in touch with me, and we began a series of thoughtful yet matter-of-fact exchanges about the best way to keep young Catholic women from experiencing life-long consequences due to what are often immature impulses. Two scenarios that we touched upon hit especially close to home for me: sexual assault (including "date rape") and domestic violence — the seeds of which are often sewn early in the relationship.

In the article that follows, I tell the story of "Karen." Though names have been changed, her story is true. It is my hope and prayer that parents reading this will be inspired to talk with their children — particularly their daughters — about staying safe..." Read her entire article at Catholic Exchange.


Heidi Saxton said...

Thanks, Donna, for posting this. I wish I had this information thirty years ago ... the next best thing is to pass it on to the next generation! Blessings...

Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle said...

You are very welcome, Heidi. I agree with you about wishing we had this information thirty years ago! We must protect children everywhere!
God bless,

Sandy Carlson said...

Thanks for this, Donna. This a wonderful, helpful piece. Makes me think of Stockholm Syndrome. God blesls.

Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle said...

Thanks, Sandy. Yes, I feel it is awonderful piece that will help our parents and youth.
God bless!