096: How to prevent sexual abuse

This is another of those topics I really wish I didn’t have to do. In this interview with Dr. Jennie Noll of Pennsylvania State University, we discuss the impacts that sexual abuse can have on a child (even many years after the event itself!), and we talk extensively about what parents can do to prevent abuse from happening in the first place.

If you want to be sure to remember this info, there’s a FREE one-page cheat sheet of the 5 Key Steps Parents Can Take to Prevent Sexual Abuse available here:

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About the author, Jen

Jen Lumanlan (M.S., M.Ed.) hosts the Your Parenting Mojo podcast (www.YourParentingMojo.com), which examines scientific research related to child development through the lens of respectful parenting.


  1. Sameer on August 12, 2019 at 6:14 PM

    Jen, I just finished listening to this episode. It was fantastic! Thank you very much for covering this topic. Admittedly, I’m a little bit shaken up but it was such an important topic to cover. I’m attending the Stewards of Child training in Austin next week.

    Also, one recommendation–you could share the resource above (Five Key Things Parents Can Do to Prevent Sexual Abuse) without requiring an email. We all spend a lot of time online and always having to provide one’s email for content always feels a little disingenuous. People will sign up simply given the amazingness of your podcast. I’ve been on the email list ever since I heard the first episode several weeks. ago.

    • Jen Lumanlan on September 3, 2019 at 10:50 PM

      Hi Sameer – thanks for your comment. If you’re already on my email list you actually received a link to directly download the resource without needing to provide your email address again – it was in the email I sent you notifying you of the new episode. Hope this helps!

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