Back to School, kids getting online...

We need to talk more about online predators and children.


Young kids today are experiencing sextortion — the threat to share intimate images to get them to do something — and it can be so isolating and scary that most kids don't say anything to anyone.

Thorn’s Stop Sextortion campaign and PSA, narrated by Shay Mitchell, seeks to increase awareness about sextortion, destigmatize the issue, and encourage individuals to reach out for help and support their friends.
Domestic Violence Awareness Month
is coming up soon!
Strand Squared October
October 1-2:
U.S. Army Family Advocacy Program (FAP) Training
Ft. Bragg, NC
Russ and Myra will be providing 6 presentations,
but are especially excited about this presentation!
(They have been researching this topic especially for this conference since we booked in May!)
☞Gaming and its Effects


Oct. 4
NAU

Oct. 7-11
Certified FETI

Oct. 15-17
JuST conference
☞We will be delivering a keynote on Intersectionality

Oct. 17-18
Bemidji, MN
☞We will be talking about Trauma Responsive Investigation and Prosecution and taking a deeper look at recantations.

Oct. 21-22
Certified FETI

Oct. 24:
Joplin, MN
We will be talking about Trauma Responsive
Investigation and Prosecution.

Oct. 27-31
The COVA Conference
(Colorado Organization for Victim Assistance)
☞Russell Strand and Anne Munch will be providing a day long training on Sexual Assault Investigations and Prosecutions
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Monitoring your kids’ online devices is a challenge. We understand how difficult it can be to keep up with today’s ever changing technology, along with everyday parenting and all of life’s other responsibilities!

But we know your child’s safety is your first concern, so this resource is intended to give you easily understood tools and information to support your efforts. 
What are some good resources
on the subject of Grooming?
Online grooming is when someone uses the internet to trick, force or pressure a young person into doing something sexual - like sending a naked video or image of themselves.

Someone who’s grooming others online will sometimes build their trust before talking about doing anything sexual.
Watch this youtube:
When Catfishing
meets Grooming.
We thought all of these links were interesting and thought provoking, but don't endorse each and every word said.