In this episode, I continue my discussion with Jessica Mockett, founder of Safe Haven Holistic Recovery, about how to prevent child sexual abuse and also respond to children who have experienced the trauma of sexual abuse. In this episode, we discuss:

  • How sexual abuse impacts children physically, emotionally, spiritually, etc. 
  • How parents can best respond if a child discloses sexual abuse.
  • Why immediately asking questions to children who disclose abuse isn’t helpful.
  • How parents and adults can prepare themselves to respond to a child’s report of sexual abuse. 
  • Why a multi-faceted holistic approach is important for long-term healing of sexual abuse
  • The need to respond immediately and get treatment and support to children who have been abused. 

Guide to help children through sexual trauma:
Heart of the Matter Documentary – Directed by Jessica Mockett:

Jessica Mockett is the founder and executive director of the non-profit Safe Haven Holistic Recovery. She is passionate about helping women, children, families find healing from trauma and helping them discover how to be connected to God afterward and live joyful, healthy, fulfilling lives. She is interested in alternative health, and is a licensed Emotion Code and Body Code practitioner – helping her clients through releasing negative energy and mentoring them in ways to change former beliefs and habits that are holding them back. She graduated from Brigham Young University and currently lives in Layton, UT. She is also involved in animal rescue and foster at risk animals and adopt them out to safe homes.

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