Research suggests that 1 out of 3 girls and 1 out of 6 boys are sexually abused by the age of 18.1 People who victimize children are typically in their “circle of trust”, with 75% of victims knowing their perpetrator in some way.2 Childhood sexual abuse has long term affects on a child’s psychological wellbeing. Studies show that 80% of individuals at the age of 21 that have a history of childhood sexual abuse met criteria for at least one psychological disorder.3
Thrive Therapy is passionate about providing children with skills that can aid in abuse prevention. The following safety education topics are covered:
- Safe and Unsafe Touches
- Healthy Boundaries
- Internet Safety
- Grooming Behaviors of Offenders
- Feeling Recognition and Expression
- Safety Planning
Zack and Zoie Safe Zones™ is dedicated to children with a mission to provide a valuable tool for counselors, teachers, and parents to help keep children safe. It is used as a preventative tool to aid in the education of children on; the scientific names of their body parts, personal boundaries, grooming behaviors of offenders, safe and unsafe touches, and safety plan steps. In addition, it can be used as a therapeutic counseling tool for trained counselors to process childhood physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, and neglect.
To order your copy of Zack and Zoie Safe Zones for $12.95;
- Call Thrive Therapy at (239) 963-4367
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- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2005). Adverse Childhood Experiences Study: Data and Statistics. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control.
- U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration on Children, Youth, and Families. (2007). Child Maltreatment 2005. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office.
- Amy B. Silverman, Helen Z. Reinherz, Rose M. Giaconia, The long-term sequelae of child and adolescent abuse: A longitudinal community study, Child Abuse & Neglect, Volume 20, Issue 8, August 1996, Pages 709-723.