Our philosophy can be summarized in a single, powerful sentence:
we can beat child predators if we learn their tricks and tactics.
Forget “beware of strangers” and the other fear-based strategies that have failed us the last fifty years. Forget meaningless statistics and shock value stories that serve only to turn our stomachs. Forget complicated psychological analysis only doctors can understand. The truth is something far simpler: if we learn the methods of predators, we can effectively protect children from ninety nine percent of these criminals.
Let’s take back from our children the responsibility of recognizing sex offender behavior and begin a new age of child protection.
I would highly recommend the published works of Don Howell and Chris Iverson. They have written an empowering textbook for parents about the pervasive sexual abuse of children. I found the stories presented an astonishing amount of information on how abuse happens, interventions, and recommendations that were all brought together in this book. It is a must-read for every parent and family member to mentor children so they can learn how to tell the difference between a friendly touch and an abuser’s test. The book shows parents what they need to know about sexual predators and what to do about that information to make their kids safe. It is a book that exposes the offenders by showing the reader how to spot even the subtle signs of abuse—before it’s too late.