Monthly Archives: August 2013

Race Against the Abuse of Children Everywhere


Race Against the Abuse of Children Everywhere

RAACE is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to eliminating the epidemic of child sexual abuse by raising public awareness to help PREVENT abuse from occurring BEFORE it happens. But we need YOUR help!

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Those are MY Private Parts – Diane Hansen 

Originally written by a mother to educate her children about appropriate touch, Those are MY Private Parts helps children get the message in a way they can easily grasp.

Fear 2 Freedom Recommends Those are MY Private Parts


The Collins Center Child Advocacy Center recommends Those are MY Private Parts

The Collins Center

Our Mission

The Collins Center models and promotes the prevention of child sexual abuse, and provides excellence in sexual assault response and treatment in Harrisonburg and Rockingham County. The Collins Center serves the community through its programs: Sexual Assault Crisis Services, Prevention & Education, Mental Health Treatment, and the Child Advocacy Center.

The Collins Center Child Advocacy Center recommends Those are MY Private Parts

Los Angeles Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse recommends Those are MY Private Parts

LA Male Survivor


Los Angeles Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse

A Peer-to-peer Support Group

Los Angeles Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse is a peer-to-peer support group for men who have been sexually abused.

We come together to share with other men who have also had unwanted or abusive sexual experiences.

Being part of a group of men who are in the process of recovering from sexual abuse reinforces that we are not alone.

When we share with men who have had similar life experiences, we gain insight about how sexual abuse has affected our lives.

Los Angeles Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse is for non-perpetrators. It is facilitated by volunteer facilitators (not by a therapist).

Safety of group members is of paramount concern. We strive to provide a safe environment where we can explore this aspect of our lives.

The meeting follows a structured format. There is opportunity to give and receive feedback during the meeting. It is not a twelve-step group. The 1st meeting of each month is open to newcomers. The 2nd meeting of each month is open only to members.

The group was started over 7 years ago by 3 men who attended a men’s retreat, or weekend of recovery (WOR) facilitated

Los Angeles Male Survivor members come together to continue their recovery with the support of other members who have taken various steps in dealing with the effects of having been sexually abuse.

Meeting Information:

When: 1st & 3rd Sunday of each month
(1st Sunday is open to newcomers)
Time: 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Where: Culver City, CA
Cost: Optional minimal donation
To attend please call for the required screening interview
  (323) 250-6116 

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Specific Changes in Brain Structure After Different Forms of Child Abuse

June 1, 2013 — Different forms of childhood abuse increase the risk for mental illness as well as sexual dysfunction in adulthood, but little has been known about how that happens. An international team of researchers, including the Miller School’s Charles B. Nemeroff, M.D., Ph.D., Leonard M. Miller Professor and Chair of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, has discovered a neural basis for this association. The study, published in the June 1 issue of the American Journal of Psychiatry, shows that sexually abused and emotionally mistreated children exhibit specific and differential changes in the architecture of their brain that reflect the nature of the mistreatment.

The results showed a correlation between specific forms of maltreatment and thinning of the cortex in precisely the regions of the brain that are involved in the perception or processing of the type of abuse. Specifically, the somatosensory cortex in the area in which the female genitals are represented was significantly thinner in women who were victims of sexual abuse in their childhood. Similarly, victims of emotional mistreatment were found to have a reduction of the thickness of the cerebral cortex in specific areas associated with self-awareness, self-evaluation and emotional regulation.

Read the entire article on Science Daily

The Child Molestation Research & Prevention Institute Recommends Those are MY Private Parts

The Child Molestation Prevention Plan

Those are MY Private Parts

by Diane Hansen (Empowerment Productions, 2005)
Parents and care-givers can use this read-aloud rhyme as a tool to teach children sexual abuse prevention and empower their young children to say NO. Appropriate for ages 4-8.

Those are MY Private Parts NOW AVAILABLE IN SPANISH!

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I wish I had the funds to send it to every child at Miramonte Elementary

After many requests, Those are MY Private Parts is now available in Spanish! Thank you to Robbie Adler-Tapia, Ph.D. for the foreword and to her husband for the translation.

Diane Hansen has written the quintessential book to educate and immunize
children from child abuse in a language that children can understand AND
remember.  In my 30 year experience of working with abused children in child
welfare, I have never found one book that I could use to teach children the
words as well as Diane has in “Those Are My Private Parts.”  Parents,
educators, therapists, law enforcement, and pediatricians should use this
book to teach children about personal safety.  And, every child should have
a copy of their own to read over and over to practice personal safety.

Robbie Adler-Tapia, Ph.D. Psychologist, Researcher, International Educator
on treating trauma and dissociation in children, and Co-author of “EMDR and
the Art of Psychotherapy with Children”.

Dr. Robbie Tapia,


EMDRIA Therapist Certified in EMDR

EMDRIA Approved Consultant and Specialty Trainer

EMDR Institute Facilitator

EMDR/HAP Trainer

EMDR is a fantastic healing modality that has proven to help child sexual abuse victims become csa survivors.


Voices for Safety Recommends Those are MY Private Parts

What is Voices for Safety?

Voices for Safety is a primary child abuse and neglect prevention program offered to kindergarten and preschool children and their caregivers. It was designed to keep children safe by building resilience and reducing risk. The Voices for Safety program can be administered in schools or other child serving organizations and was developed in partnership with Head Start parents, teachers and administrators.

Every day, 5 children die because of abuse and over 3 million reports of child abuse are made annually in the U.S. alone. Prevention is the best hope for reducing child abuse and neglect and improving the lives of children and families. Through ongoing use and feedback, Voices will continue to evolve. Please, use your voice to help keep all children safe in your community.

Child Abuse Statistics

  • Approximately 80% of children that die from abuse are under the age of 4.
  • Of the perpetrators who were parents, more than 80 percent (84.2%) were the biological parent of the victim.
  • A report of child abuse is made every ten seconds
  • About 30% of abused and neglected children will later abuse their own children
  • The estimated annual cost of child abuse and neglect in the United States for 2007 was $104 billion.

In just 12 pages of rhyme, the book: gives parents a great starting point for having important, candid discussions with their children about recognizing and preventing sexual abuse; names the most common perpetrators of sexual abuse in clear, kid friendly language; informs children about the tactics perpetrators use to trick children; equips children with an action plan for telling trusted adults about abuse; empowers children to say “no” and to get righteously angry if abuse happens

Translated to Icelandic


I met Diane at a conference in San Diego in 2006.  She is very passionate about child sexual abuse prevention and with this great book she provides parents and other adults with a great tool to talk to children about appropriate touch and safety.  Diane gave our organization in Iceland permission to translate the book into Icelandic and with funding from a great sponsor we sent a copy of the book to every preschool  in Iceland.

Review by Suava Brooks


The Ace Study Recommends Those are MY Private Parts

“This is a vibrantly illustrated and creative approach to educating children about the right they have to protect their bodies, and the need to say NO! Those Are My Private Parts will likely unsettle people who are unaccustomed to speaking with their children about their intimate anatomy. It will probably shock people who cannot imagine a child having drawn the pictures in this book. All the more reason to clear that mental impediment, and get on with the vitally important work of teaching children about their bodies, and their rights. When we empower our children, we empower a future without child sexual abuse.”
Carol A. Redding, CEO
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