Talking to kids about "bad guys"; Ashton & Mila; and Danny Masterson
Re how to deal with a young person who “broke a rule” and became a victim of sexual assault: When I worked as a rape crisis counselor and a parent was losing their minds, raving about the broken rule(s), I asked, What is the punishment you give when she [sneaks out/drinks alcohol/whatever rule was broken]? The parent would answer with some heat: grounded, take away prized possession, etc. and I said, Then do that. But the punishment is not to be sexually assaulted, so let’s separate those two things right now. And the child needed to hear the same thing.
Most excellent and accurate.
Joanna, you've done a remarkable job, dealing with one of the most difficult topics in existence! I taught two workshops in jail for domestic violence offenders, who are in a very unique program in the California prison system, and as a teacher of the topic, let me say how slippery the slope is from those who demonstrate acceptable behavior, and how quickly it can shift. A valuable skill is understanding micro facial expressions, so you know when someone is lying to you and even children can learn this.🙏🙏🙏🙏