Chris Roberts

The Grooming Tactics of a Child Abuser

canstockphoto21243240SAFE International is a mobile self defense company that teaches thousands of high school students every year how to recognize, avoid, or deal with violence.  Sadly, and far too often students will seek one of our instructors out after class and share stories of abuse they have experienced.  This is no small feat based on much of what I will discuss here.  And we know from statistics that the majority of the time the abuse is being perpetrated by someone they know whether that be a family member, acquaintance or an authority figure.   "Approximately three million cases of child abuse and neglect involving almost 5.5 million children are reported each year. The majority of cases reported to Child Protective Services ...
Chris Roberts

Sexual Abuse Affects Countless Lives

ING 39524 03192I just recently watched an thought-provoking docuseries on Netflix called "The Keepers." It is about the 1969 unsolved murder of a Baltimore, Maryland nun, Sister Cathy Cesnik, and the connection to a conspiracy to hide the murder, even to this day, despite overwhelming evidence of a cover-up. While I highly recommend you take time to watch the docuseries, this blog will not focus so much on the particulars, but instead on how and why so many people think that when it comes to victimization, the only victim is the person who the "act" of sexual or physical abuse was perpetrated on. There is a domino effect, it impacts those we love, our family & friends, even strangers. Picture a spider web, reaching out to people around the g...
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