For Parents and Caregivers: Five Common Characteristics of Sex Offenders


Together, let’s speak for little voices who are silenced by brainwashing or fear. Believe in what you see or feel, the goosebumps prickling at the back of your neck together with the inner instincts gnawing in the pit of  your stomach. When something does not appear quite right there is usually a reason. Do not be afraid to make an anonymous telephone call to Child Protective Services or to the Police.

Save a child today.

Purposefully Scarred

Link to "Five Common Characteristics of Child Sexual Offenders: Eliminating the Edge" Link to “Five Common Characteristics of Child Sexual Offenders: Eliminating the Edge”

Boz Tchividjian – a former child abuse chief prosecutor and the founder/director of GRACE – expounds upon five of the most common characteristics of child predators (linked above):

1. Offenders may have many victims.

2. Offenders can be the most unsuspected people.

3. Offenders are not strangers.

4. Offenders often prey upon trusting and vulnerable young people.

5. Offenders minimize their criminal actions [i.e. victimize themselves].

For more from Boz Tchividjian, read “7 Ways to Welcome Abuse Survivors in Our Churches”

Related Posts:

The Sexual Predator’s Greatest Asset

Maureen’s Story: “I Married a Sex Offender”

Resources for Talking with Your Kids About Local Sex Offenders

How to React to Local Sex Offenders

Boz Tchividjian

View original post

12 thoughts on “For Parents and Caregivers: Five Common Characteristics of Sex Offenders

  1. A sad subject Kim, moreso today to find one of Australia’s great entertainers, Rolf Harris being convicted.
    It is like graffiti on a young persons heart and mind.
    Regards
    Ian

    Like

    • So sorry to learn about, Rolf Harris, Ian. More and more people, unexpected are coming out from behind closed doors here in the US. Wish I didn’t have to think about them, but I want everyone to be aware. These people don’t look like ‘monsters,” they look like anyone…:(

      Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s