Audio: Protecting Our Children from Abuse

How can we effectively protect our children from abuse?
1/30/2012, 8:28 PM

A7 Radio's "The Jewish Home & Family" with Leora Mandel
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Abuse of children is a terrible phenomenon that often occurs from within; i.e from people whom we and our children may know and trust.

Questions addressed include;
--Who are the perpetrators of this crime?
--What are the negative effects that abused children suffer
with--often long into adulthood?  ------How can we protect our
children from becoming victims?
--What are essential points that every parent needs to convey to their
children on this topic in an age appropriate fashion?
--What are warning signs and red flags that abuse might have or be occuring?
-- What does the recovery process look like?

Contact me for information about registry lists at

A word of caution: Not everyone on the list is necessarily what would be considered a dangerous pedophile/child molester. An 18 year old having consensual relations with a 17 year old in some states can be tried and convicted of rape and have his name placed on an official list and remain there years later.  So if you find your 'neighbor' on this list, be vigilant but recognize that not all crimes that make the list are 'equal'. Also, please note that certain Israeli sites are unofficial and has been created privately. It not only includes convicted molesters, but also those who are merely suspected.


Family therapist, Leora Mandel, is both a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT).  She was trained in the U.S and has had experience working with individuals, couples and families. Her experience spans working in schools, mental health clinics, and private practice.  She does in-home family therapy and is available for online counseling.  Leora made aliyah to Israel with her husband and children, and today lives in the Jerusalem area where she also teaches Torah classes.  She lectures on marital relationships, child rearing, Jewish holidays and home life, to help you increase the harmony in your home! Email Leora with questions or comments at:
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