Sexual predators are not often strangers. They are people known to the child and family and they have often groomed parents and children to trust them. How do we protect our children from the deceivers that are next door and in the school or church? How do we know who can be trusted?
Why is it that some kids have the ability to overcome tragedy and trauma while others don't? Is it the severity of the tragedy that counts or the resiliency of the child? Are there other factors that determine the outcome?
From the cultural revolution of the ‘60s and ‘70s to the dawn of video games and heavy metal music in the ‘80s, adults have had multiple reasons to worry whether the next generation of kids will grow up to be "all right."
Violence is often a response from unresolved adverse childhood experiences. It can cycle from one generation to the next. The prevention of violence can be found in helping children that have had negative childhood experiences develop and grow in a healthy way in a healthy environment.