How Do I Talk to My Children to Prevent Child Abuse – Question 4

August 12, 2015

My child refused to kiss his grandpa and I was so embarrassed. What should I do? Let children decide for themselves how, or if, they want to express affection. Children should not be forced to hug or kiss someone if they are uncomfortable. Even if they are your favorite aunt, uncle or cousin, your child …..

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How Do I Talk to My Children to Prevent Child Abuse – Question 3

August 5, 2015

I’ve read that it is important to practice “what if” scenarios but I’m concerned , will this not scare my child? Just like any new skill, children must hear the message repeatedly in order to remember it. The younger the child, the more important this is. It will also help you test their understanding of the …..

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How Do I Talk to My Children to Prevent Child Abuse – Question 2

July 29, 2015

I’m not really comfortable using the correct names for private parts. I’m much more comfortable using the labels my parents used when I was growing up. Why is it such a big deal? Sexual abuse cannot occur without secrecy, and while it is understandable that you may be hesitant to begin a conversation with your …..

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How Do I Talk to My Children to Prevent Child Abuse – Question 1

July 22, 2015

How do I talk to my children about body safety? Start with one of the most important family rules: No secrets. Period. Perpetrators often test a child’s willingness to keep small, seemingly innocent secrets to determine if they can be trusted to keep a “bigger” secret, thus the rule of, no secrets, period! Teach your …..

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The Alliance partners with the Joplin Blasters

May 4, 2015

The Alliance of SWMO has partnered with the Joplin Blasters and The Boys and Girls Club of Joplin in hosting a Blasters Exhibition Game. The game will be held on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at the restored Joe Becker Stadium. Game time will be at 6:35 p.m. The Blasters will be playing the Kansas City …..

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