Author Archives: Lindsey Eastman

What do you do about your child being bullied?

    First, don’t be surprised if the kids in your care get bullied. Here are some suggestions for healthy responses for dealing with bullying: Calm down. Pause and take a deep breath before you do or say anything. Listen … Continue reading

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What do you do about sexually inappropriate behavior?

  First, manage your expectations. Don’t be surprised when young people in your care act inappropriately. Children who have been sexually abused don’t have good boundaries. They may be trying to show affection. They may think the inappropriate behavior is … Continue reading

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A New Resource for Fighting CSEC

This week’s blog is about two new resources that can help prevent the tragedy of trafficking and can help with care of rescued victims. Many kids who get involved in trafficking go into it without a fight. They are compliant victims. … Continue reading

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Human Trafficking 101

The Problem The FBI estimates that 100,000 children are sold right here in the United States for sex each year, including in child sex trafficking, child sex tourism, and child pornography. There is not a single state in the US … Continue reading

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Advice for the Unwanted & Unloved

Have you ever felt like a loser? Like the only one not chosen for a team? Like the only one not invited to the party? Although many people don’t admit it, most of us have felt that feeling of being … Continue reading

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Do You Know the Signs of Trafficking?

OK, so by now we know that human trafficking in general, and the selling of children for sex (referred to in law enforcement as Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children, or CSEC) in specific, are happening in communities all over the … Continue reading

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When Dysfunctional is Normal

Rhonda Sciortino: When a child grows up amidst sudden outbursts of yelling and screaming or worse, physical violence, it changes the child. It influences the way his or her brain develops, the assumptions he or she makes, and the risks he … Continue reading

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You Will Do What You Think About

If you think about a hamburger for long enough, you’ll eat a hamburger. The more vivid the images of a hot, juicy hamburger just the way you like it, the quicker you’re likely to go get it. It’s just the … Continue reading

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Pretending Suicide Isn’t A Problem

Victims of abuse are at higher risk. We can’t prevent suicide if we don’t talk about it. So, let’s have an honest conversation about the fact that those of us who have experienced the pain of being abandoned, abused, neglected, … Continue reading

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You May Say I’m A Dreamer

I have some big dreams and visions. And I’m not the only one. There are lots of us who want to do big things with our lives. We want to make our lives count for something. Many of us try … Continue reading

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