Parenting Tip: TAALK about Sexual Abuse

Lisa Cherry —  August 22, 2011

Diane Cranley, Founder of TAALK

By Lisa Cherry

All parents, grandparents, and ministry workers need to keep the issue of sexual abuse prevention fresh on their minds. I am totally convinced that the safety of our kids depends on our skill base...not our kids.

I recently had the pleasure of visiting with my new friend Diane Cranley, founder of TAALK (Talk About Abuse to Liberate Kids).  I encourage you to visit the TAALK site, read Diane’s story, and explore the resources. She explains that “Child sexual abuse is a community problem but child sexual abuse prevention is a personal decision…”  Will you join me in deciding to learn more about this devastating crime and expose it to the light?

I subscribed to TAALK Tips, TAALK’s daily email prevention tips, and I am so glad I did! When Diane’s tip comes in, I can take less than one minute to further my education and refresh my attentiveness. Her tips are sweeping the nation and the world.  Here’s an example:

If your child participates in any water sports such as swimming, diving or water polo, be very attuned to anyone taking pictures of your child in their swimsuits. These pictures often end up on the internet. Approach whoever it is and ask them to stop.

Visit TAALK and be advised.....for your kids’ and teens’ sake!