How to Protect Your Kids from Abuse

An Interview with Lawrence W. Daly about Protecting Children from Physical and Sexual Abuse

The statistics are shocking . . .

  • Every ten seconds, a child sexual assault is reported.1Childhelp, “Child Abuse Statistics and Facts,” accessed July 23, 2015.
  • Four children die from abuse every day.2Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “Child Maltreatment Prevention,” accessed July 22, 2015.
  • 20 percent of students in grades 9–12 have reported being in a fight or bullied at school in the past 12 months.3Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “Understanding Bullying, Fact Sheet 2013,” accessed July 22, 2015.
  • 95 percent of abused children are abused by someone they know: parent, relative, babysitter, friend, and caregiver.4Per interview conversation with Lawrence Daly.
  • 50 percent of children who make an outcry to a parent about being abused are not believed.4
  • 1.3 million nonfatal crimes occurred against the disabled in 2012.5Disabled World, “1.3M Violent Crimes Against Persons with Disabilities—The Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Statistics,” accessed July 22, 2015.
  • One in four girls and one in six boys are sexually assaulted before age 16.6National Sexual Violence Resource Center, “Understanding Sexual Violence: Tips for Parents and Caregivers,” accessed July 23, 2015.
  • Seven of ten sexual addicts were sexually assaulted before age 12.4

That being said, there is no standard in the world for reporting child abuse, and there is no standard for convicting child abuse criminals.

Lawrence Daly is an international leader, speaker, and skilled professional striving to make this world a safer place for our kids. We must know our rights and responsibilities as adults in our churches and communities today.

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Interview Questions

  1. Why do you see child sexual abuse as the number-one mental health problem in the world?
  2. How do parents create a safe environment for their kids?
  3. What can single parents do to keep their kids safe after school?
  4. How can you tell when your child perceives someone as a threat?
  5. How do we find a balance between appropriate concern and appearing paranoid?
  6. What is “passive parenting,” and what are better ways to exit an abusive situation?
  7. When a child makes an outcry, what do you need to do?
  8. How do parents preemptively learn how to detect and stop abuse?
  9. What should a parent do of a special needs child must be in a forensic investigation?
  10. How can the church help when a child makes an outcry?

Let Me Hear from You

It’s time to become part of the solution. It’s time to listen to the voices of those crying out for help. It’s time to be a transforming agent of change. No adult is free from God’s command to “take care of one of the least of these” (Matthew 25:45); that role is inescapable. Are you playing a part in creating a safer place for our children? Are you aware that you have a legal responsibility to listen and act if you know a child is being abused or neglected in any way? Are you a parent choosing to allow criminal behavior in your home? There is not a lack of information; there is a lack of attentive action. I have to ask, what part are you going to play in the lives of those you love and care for? The following resources are here for your use. For further help, please connect with Insight for Living Ministries, and check out our Sexual Abuse Topical Page and resources.

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About Lawrence Daly

Lawrence DalyFor the past 40 years, Lawrence Daly has committed his life to the education and training of law enforcement, private investigators, churches, and families around the world in the area of child sexual abuse, reporting, and investigations. Lawrence is an expert forensic sexual abuse investigator, author, researcher, interviewer, trainer, and life coach. He specializes in testifying about law enforcement protocols, policies, ethics, and the handling of sexual assault investigations, including child assault investigations and interview techniques. Lawrence began teaching at the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission in 1984.

The One Daly Corporation was founded in 1988 as an expert, progressive, and innovative investigation and education organization in the field of child sexual assaults and sex crimes. In 2011, Lawrence began preparing and presenting webinars on sexual assault allegations. Current law enforcement success rate is 25 to 30 percent; whereas Lawrence has a success rate of approximately 90 to 95 percent. Lawrence is the author of multiple protocols and procedures, volumes of Sex Crimes Chronicles, and many books. Highlighted in this interview is his book Protect Your Kids Right: Keeping Them Safe from Sexual and Physical Assaults, Harm, Injury and Murder. Lawrence is highly pursued by families, communities, and agencies pursuing revolutionary change in the area of international protection of children and the conviction of criminal abuse and behavior.

Resources

Lawrence Daly, CEO of One Daly Corporation

The Daly Blog

Amazon Author’s Page

Notes:   [ + ]

1. Childhelp, “Child Abuse Statistics and Facts,” accessed July 23, 2015.
2. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “Child Maltreatment Prevention,” accessed July 22, 2015.
3. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “Understanding Bullying, Fact Sheet 2013,” accessed July 22, 2015.
4. Per interview conversation with Lawrence Daly.
5. Disabled World, “1.3M Violent Crimes Against Persons with Disabilities—The Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Statistics,” accessed July 22, 2015.
6. National Sexual Violence Resource Center, “Understanding Sexual Violence: Tips for Parents and Caregivers,” accessed July 23, 2015.