The time is now for us to update our protective systems!
Here is another valuable article on this issue: Why We Called the Police and Why You Should Also.
Monday, October 27, 2014
3 pm – 4 pm Sexual Abuse Protection 101 for Homeschoolers
What homeschoolers must know now to keep kids safe. Stephanie will expound on the principles she taught on the article published recently on HSLDA’s website, The Safety Principles: Defending Children from Sexual Abuse. Do not assume you already know the basics! Some of the issues related to this problem will astound you.
Stephanie Adams, MA, LPC., The Safety Principles: Defending Children from Sexual Abuse
8 pm – 9 pm Why Is the Issue of Sexual Abuse so Complicated (and Heated!) in the Homeschool Community Today?
This session will take a sensitive, honest look at the unique challenges faced by homeschoolers when dealing with problems of sexual perversities and abuses. Why are the accusations of “abuse” among homeschoolers bringing strife, confusion and division to our homeschool community? The issues are complex….but the answers are not. From their unique vantage point of having suffered sexual abuse trauma and legal battles, the Cherry family will lead a discussion on the central issue at hand. Be ready to call in with your questions and comments!
Doug and Lisa Cherry and Kalyn Cherry Waller, Unmask the Predators: The Battle to Protect Your Child, Frontline Family Ministries
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
3 pm – 4 pm The Grooming Mystery
Abusers use secret strategies to trick their child and teen victims. That is why even intelligent children, teens and adults can get tricked by the people that they trust!! Learn what Doug and Lisa Cherry did not know about grooming that allowed a sexual predator access to their homeschooled child. Angela has developed a clear, concise training into this topic that must be mastered if we are to successfully protect our kids!
Angela Williams, Voice Today
8 pm – 9 pm Healing Wounded Hearts
Sexual abuse wounds ignored are buried alive…only to damage lives and relationships later. Finding proper help is critical for God’s healing power to be released so that lives can be restored. This sensitive discussion will reveal common side effects of sexual abuse and point to successful paths of restoration for child, teen and adult victims.
Dr. Diane Langberg, Counseling Survivors of Sexual Abuse and On the Threshold of Hope: Opening the Door to Healing for Survivors of Sexual Abuse
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
3 pm – 4 pm Protecting Our Children by Recognizing How Sexual Predators Think and Act
Here is the link to the organization Boz spoke of to help: http://together-we-heal.org/
Sexual predators can sneak into our lives and our communities. When we recognize their patterns of behavior, we can successfully stop them before they hurt our kids. Do you know your legal rights and responsibilities for protecting the children you know and love?? Boz, as one of the most sought-after experts in his field, will give us the latest recommendations for our families as well as our churches and ministries.
Boz Tchividjian, Godly Response to Abuse in the Christian Environment (G.R.A.C.E.), Professor of Law, Liberty University School of Law
8 pm – 9 pm The Swimsuit Lesson
As a former investigator and a loving dad, Jon Holston knows that explaining to young children about sexual boundaries is critical. Use his Swimsuit Lesson—and years of law enforcement experience—to help you talk to your young children. What he teaches dispels fear while it advances safety.
Jon Holston, The Swimsuit Lesson: Helping Parents Protect Their Children from Sexual Predators
Thursday, October 30, 2014
3 pm – 4 pm The 5 Proven Steps to Protecting our Kids
If you are experiencing a difficult situation call Darkness to Light’s hotline: 1-866-FOR-LIGHT (866-367-5444)
Darkness to Light has online training to protecting your kids available here: https://d2l.csod.com/client/d2l/default.aspx
Once registered you can enter the code “D2LEW” to waive the registration fee. Free for our listeners!
As director of one of the most successful organizations in America in developing strategies to protect children from abuse, Elizabeth has a wealth of information to share with homeschoolers. She will help us design a custom plan for our families that will keep us on our toes and equipped for every new environment our children encounter. Take advantage of her depth of knowledge!
Elizabeth Warren, Darkness to Light (D2L) National Programs Manager, national leader in the field of child sexual abuse prevention education
8 pm – 9 pm Teaching our Kids Self Protection Skills
We can give our children and teens tools to defend themselves! Learning how to stay alert to danger and how to handle a would-be abuser is essential knowledge for today’s kids if they are to live safely and confidently in a world with unique dangers. Alli will inspire you with her enthusiasm.
Alli Neal, Revved Up Kids, Atlanta, Georgia
Friday, October 31, 2014
3 pm – 4 pm Keeping Our Kids Safe Online
Parents today know the dangers lurking online to hurt their families….but they often feel powerless in supervising all the electronic devices that come into their families’ possession. Luke Gilkerson knows the facts we need to know, and he understands the strategies that will help us keep our kids safe. This session is also for you if you or your family members have already been entrapped in the snare of pornography…..and need a way out.
Luke Gilkerson, Covenant Eyes: Internet and Accountability Filtering
8 pm – 9pm Help! How Do I Talk to My Kids About Sex When I Am Nervous!
We all want our children to internalize Godly values about sexuality. But that means we must be the ones to talk about these tough topics! How can we as homeschooling parents successfully build a communication and discipleship system in our homes that will be both God honoring and successful? Julie from Generations of Virtue can help us gain a voice of confidence.
Julie Hiramine, founder and executive director of Generations of Virtue, mom and author
Week in Review & Final Conclusions
Meet our Speakers
Boz Tchividjian is a former child abuse prosecutor who currently teaches Child Abuse and the Law and several other courses at Liberty University School of Law. As a prosecutor for over eight years, he was personally responsible for prosecuting hundreds of cases of child sexual abuse. Professor Tchividjian has spent over 17 years using what he learned as a prosecutor to train and equip prosecutors, investigators, social workers, and medical personnel in handling various aspects of child sexual abuse prosecution.
Tchividjian is the founder and executive director of GRACE, Godly Response to Abuse in the Christian Environment. The purpose of GRACE is to educate and equip the faith community to correctly respond to sexual abuse disclosures, while also providing practical guidance to the Christian community on how to protect children. GRACE provides confidential consultations to churches, schools, & other organizations that are struggling with abuse-related issues. GRACE also assists institutions and abuse survivors by providing independent investigation services. As the third oldest grandson of Billy Graham, Boz has emerged in recent years as a leading champion for abuse prevention in the Christian environment.
Angela Williams founded VOICE Today in 2008, a non-profit organization providing awareness, prevention and healing programs and resources. She has launched the VOICE MOVEMENT to promote social change to protect the innocence of the next generation of children. She holds a journalism degree and is actively engaged in the media to expose the issue of child sexual abuse and educate on prevention strategies. Angela serves on the policy committee of the National Coalition to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation. She shares her own journey as a survivor of 14 years of child sexual abuse at the hands of her stepfather in her book, From Sorrows To Sapphires, and is co-author of Pathway to Healing, True Intimacy, Tough Talk To Tender Hearts, Single Parent Solutions, Courage To Speak, and The Grooming Mystery.
Dr. Diane Langberg is author of Counseling Survivors of Sexual Abuse and On the Threshold of Hope: Opening the Door to Healing for Survivors of Sexual Abuse. She is a practicing psychologist whose clinical expertise includes 35 years of working with trauma survivors and clergy. She speaks internationally on topics related to women, trauma, ministry and the Christian life.
Dr. Langberg is a faculty member of Westminster Theological Seminary. She is a columnist for Christian Counseling Today and contributes to many other publications. She is chair of the executive board of the American Association of Christian Counselors, serves on the boards of GRACE (Godly Response to Abuse in a Christian Environment), the Society of Christian Psychology, and World Reformed Fellowship. She is also founder of The Place of Refuge, an inner-city, non-profit trauma and training center. She is married and has two sons.
Elizabeth Warren is the National Prevention Program Manager at Darkness to Light (D2L) in Charleston, SC, a fourteen-year-old non-profit whose mission is to empower people to prevent child sexual abuse. D2L is a national leader in the field of child sexual abuse prevention education for adults, with affiliates in all 50 U.S. states and 16 additional countries. Currently, Darkness to Light has trained more than 500,000 people in child sexual abuse prevention, with more than 6,000 authorized facilitators and 250 Partners in Prevention.
Stephanie Adams, MA, LPC –Get Stephanie’s free special report for homeschool parents here!
Stephanie holds her B.A. in Family Psychology from Oklahoma Baptist University and her M.A. in Counseling from Dallas Baptist University. She is a homeschool graduate and licensed counselor who serves sexual trauma survivors and teens with anxiety in Dallas and through online counseling in Texas. You can learn more about sexual abuse prevention and recovery on her blog, Survivor Is a Verb: Letters of Hope and Healing for Survivors of Sexual Abuse, or by downloading her guide The Homeschool Parent’s Tips for Talking to Your Children about Sexual Abuse.
Julie Hiramine is a mom, author, and the founder and executive director of Generations of Virtue. Julie earned dual bachelors’ degrees in nonprofit business management and sociology from Pepperdine University. After college, Julie gained practical experience in youth ministry through the YMCA and pastoral ministry by planting a church with her husband, Kay. These experiences fashioned in Julie a heart for the nations and a desire to assist parents as they combat the influences of an immoral culture threatening their children.
Generations of Virtue came about largely through Julie’s prayers for a strategy she could use with her own family. Julie and Kay have 5 children, whom they have homeschooled and taken along on numerous ministry trips around the U.S. and overseas. As an internationally noted speaker, she has ministered in many nations to thousands of parents, teens, and young people. Julie believes the key to turning the tide of an immoral culture is to equip parents to empower their children to be pure.
Jon Holsten is a veteran police sergeant and author of The Swimsuit Lesson:Helping Parents Protect Their Children from Sexual Predators. As a detective in his agency’s Crimes Against Persons Unit, Jon investigated and helped successfully prosecute dozens of child sexual assault cases. Jon has been a life-long child protection advocate and internationally recognized speaker, author and recognized authority on the topics of child sexual abuse education and prevention, and has shared his simple yet powerful Swimsuit Lesson on national media programs such as ABC’s Good Morning America.
Luke Gilkerson is the general editor and primary author of the Covenant Eyes blog. Covenant Eyes is an internet screening and accountability program that assists families in protecting themselves from pornographic and dangerous content. Luke has a BA in Philosophy and Religious Studies and is currently working on an MA in Religion. Luke is the author of Coming Clean: Overcoming Lust Through Biblical Accountability and The Talk: 7 Lessons to Introduce Your Child to Biblical Sexuality.
Luke and his wife Trisha blog at IntoxicatedOnLife.com and enjoy homeschooling their own children.
Alli Neal is Co-Founder for Revved Up Kids and has been a tireless volunteer and advocate for children since 1998. Alli is committed to the Revved Up Kids mission of empowering kids and teens and keeping them safe. Alli is a child safety expert with extensive experience and knowledge about the people who commit violent acts against our most innocent citizens. Alli blogs under the name “Revved Up Mom” and uses her blog as a way to share vital information with parents about keeping their children safe. She is one of two certified Just Yell Fire trainers in Georgia.
Kalyn Cherry Waller graduated from Southern Illinois University Carbondale with a degree in social work. She serves as the children’s director for Victory Dream Center and motivational speaker for Frontline Family Ministries. She and her husband have a passion to reach children, teens and families both nationally and internationally. Kalyn is the author of My Secret Exposed and co-author of Kalyn’s Secret and Unmask the Predators. Kalyn also ministers to parents who have lost a child through her blog MommysHeavenlyDream.com.
Doug and Lisa Cherry founded Frontline Family Ministries Inc. in 1998. Together with all their 10 children and now son and daughter-in-law, they lead the various Frontline Ministries including Pastoring Victory Dream Center (pioneered in 1998), REALITY Youth Center, POTTS (Parents of Teens and Tweens), and Frontline Families Resources. Joyfully married for over 32 years, Doug and Lisa know what it is like to navigate a family through both smooth sailing waters and troubled dangerous storms. Their sensitivity, passion, and wisdom equip parents to launch strong Christ followers for the next generation. As they enjoy loud family dinner nights, toy-strewn messy living rooms, and traveling and speaking to churches, parents and teens, they have found their Frontline for Him.