February 18, 2017

Multidisciplinary Response to Youth with Sexual Behavior Problems

Youth advocates lament the facts that a “seven-year-old child could never return home again after two incidents of genital fondling of a five-year-old sibling”
February 18, 2017

From Sticks to Flowers: Guidelines for Child Protection Professionals Working with Parents Using Scripture to Justify Corporal Punishment

There is a large and growing body of research documenting that corporal punishment is not an effective form of discipline,2with numerous medical and mental health bodies discouraging the practice.
February 17, 2017

Abuse In Plain View

Right now in an average U.S. city, a narcotics detective is executing a search warrant based on a tip that he will find methamphetamine in the home.
February 16, 2017

ZAP Faculty Respond to the Child Abuse & Neglect Article

Most adults don’t consider the potential life-long impact of spanking as a form of discipline when responding to a child’s difficult behavior, but they should.
February 15, 2017

Spanking and Adult Mental Health Impairment

February 15, 2017

Faculty response to the The Girl Scouts of America blog post, Reminder: She Doesn’t Owe Anyone a Hug. Not Even at the Holidays

A recent blog by the Girl Scouts of the USA entitled Reminder: She Doesn't Owe Anyone a Hug. Not Even at the Holidays.
February 15, 2017

Creating Positive Online Footprints

We are always reshaping and tweaking our online safety presentations based on youth input. We take their opinions and feedback seriously, and we take their questions to heart.
February 15, 2017

So, how are the children?

This is something I am often asked when I am teaching. As a new school year approaches, this question is very timely. If we lived in a world where all children grew up safe and free from harm, we would answer "Wonderful!"
February 15, 2017

Equipping Youth Serving Organizations

February 14, 2017

Family Safety Night

One model is to have a family safety night at least twice each year. We suggest having an intentional time when school starts and again as school wraps up to talk personal safety together as a family