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Sharing post from Safe Kids Social Media Court Watch...

PLEASE take just a moment of your valuable HOLIDAY time to do something sooooo important--help save a little boy by calling Judge Bonnie Crane Hellums. The hearing is in Harris County Texas tomorrow 9:30 am so there is little time SO PLEASE ACT NOW!

LEAVE VOICEMAIL: (713) 368-6570. Press 1 for the court clerk.
[If anyone can find an email for this judge, please let us know.]

YOU CAN SAY SOMETHING LIKE:
I am calling to let you know I have joined a Safe Kids Social Media Court Watch and am watching what Judge Hellums does in John David's case tomorrow. I am hoping that she will return John David to his mother after she was falsely accused of parental alienation and mental illness by a Fathers' Rights attorney. The research shows it is severely traumatizing to deprive a child of his mother and I want you to allow him to come back to her. This happened to me and is happening to thousands of other moms across the country and continent. And we want it stopped!

If you are near Harris County, please court watch in person!!

Protective Mom Andrea is in DC and is committed to helping other moms get their children back.

STORY OF JOHN DAVID BEING TAKEN FROM HIS MOTHER:

My son was so afraid to go with his father.
He would run or do anything to get away.
He would have such anxiety and would come up after visits and just lay there and wet himself.

I have a video of his father just taking him and forcing him into his car while my son is so upset and screaming and crying. It rips my heart out whenever I've tried to watch it again.

They just blamed all that on me. Just said that my son's behavior was so bizarre . . . .so bizarre when they traumatically removed him from me to go live with his father.

GAL said that was a bizarre 'temper tantrum' that CPS had NEVER seen anything like that . . . .
that that's their evidence - that I must have (as GAL put it) serious psychological and psychiatric problems . . . . the fact that my son would act, as GAL put it, "so bizarre" when being removed from me and made to go live with his father.

That's their evidence that my child shouldn't be with me . . . .
that's their fear that child will regress to that if he's returned to me . .
And so no, my son couldn't just happily skip off to his dad when they removed him from me to go live with his dad.

Apparently 3 social workers and 2 CPS cops didn't feel they were equipped to handle how upset my son was that he was being removed from me (with me being told that I'd be arrested if I didn't leave him there in that dingy cps office, leaving to the sound of my son's heartwrenching screams . . . . ),

They also called in Houston Police Department. They took my son, my 10 year old very scared little boy, and hospitalized him for 6 nights, medicated him, talked of institutionalizing him, then released him when he got on board with their program and agreed to willingly go with his father . . . with no more acting out . . . .

I read my ex's paperwork about it . . . saying that even after a couple days in the hospital, even on medication, my son was still inconsolable - wanting to get back to me . . . .but that he finally came around . . . and that at a 'family meeting' (family just being him and our son), on the 7th day, my son finally agreed that he would go home and live with his father . . . .

And that since then, (my ex claims) he and his son have been able to start rebuilding from the "alienation" that had occurred . . . . (Yet they say that if I were to be given supervised visitation with my son, there would need to be somebody strong there for the end of the visit to restrain my son because he would be so upset upon having to be separated from me again?

If it's so easily to intentionally alienate someone, how is it that this trauma and all these months apart have not successfully alienated my son from me and he would still want to be with me and would need to be restrained??)

It kills me that they've put my son through all this. I think that whole experience - plus the denial of all contact with me since - is, in itself, child abuse. They can't undo a trauma like that.

I still want to do everything I can to expose so that hopefully they won't be able to continue doing this type of thing to other children ...

One person who has been kind in this case, my son's school counselor, was the only person actually giving me information about how my son is doing. I've only talked to her twice, but she has been very sweet and gave me all kinds of details on how my son is doing.

But that last time I talked to her, she was going to talk to my ex husband about something. After that is when my ex (via his atty) filed the injunction against me with the false allegations that I'm stalking him. I think one reason for that might be so that I won't even be able to talk to the school counselor anymore . . . and then I will have no outlet to find out any information about my son . . . :(

Anyway, I miss him and I hope he's okay.

FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/LetJohnDavidSeeHisMom

NOTE: At the hearing tomorrow the FR attorney is trying to get an injunction against her with more lies that Andrea is stalking the father. There is no evidence, but that does not stop an unethical attorney.

Also, Andrea has been ordered to go to an insider psychologist despite already having a recent clean psychological evaluation. She is objecting because it is likely just another court-appointed professional who will blame and falsely diagnose her in order to justify John David being taken away from her.

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Twenty percent of the population has been sexually abused and that doesn't count the indirect victims such as siblings, parents, spouses, and children. That means at least twenty percent of your congregation are victims - maybe more as God often calls us in our deepest pain and despair. When survivors are struggling with the repercussions of their own childhood abuse they may turn to the church for help. Survivors may struggle with flashbacks, body memories, substance abuse, marital problems, physical health issues, or psychological issues including life threatening eating disorders, severe depression,or suicidal thoughts. Some may be diagnosed with serious mental illnesses and be needlessly placed on psychotropic drugs rather than addressing the trauma of child sexual abuse. So it is critical for care leaders to know how to recognize a survivor, assess their needs, and provide or refer them to the appropriate resources to keep them safe and provide the long-term care they need. 

The church may also be the first place a parent turns when they find out their child was, or still is being abused. This is an emotionally charged time for everyone involved so it is important to have pre-established plans for how you will respond ensuring the safety of the child, abiding by the law, and helping provide for the short-term and potentially long-term physical, emotional, psychological, spiritual, and financial needs of everyone in the family. These plans are even more crucial if the abuser is a family member. Care leaders may include care ministry directors, lay ministers, recovery leaders, church therapists, chaplains, prayer team members, and all other team leaders or people who have care ministry responsibilities.

We encourage you to learn more about recognizing signs of sexual abuse in children and in adults and to take our free on-line advocacy classes on supporting adult survivors and parents whose children have been abused.

 

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Church leaders who are responsible for programs that serve youth are an integral part of God's plan to prevent abuse that may happen within or through church programs. By virtue of building trusting relationships with the children in their care, these leaders are also a vital part of the rescue team - it is crucial that they understand how to recognize, respond, and report; observed, disclosed, or suspected abuse of any child in their care, whether the abuse allegedly occurred within the church or outside of the church. In fact, clergy and youth program leaders are considered mandated reporters in most states and may be subject to penalties for failure to report to law enforcement or their local child welfare agency.

We need church leaders who are responsible for children, to actively participate in the development and implementation of child sexual abuse prevention policies and procedures and ensure all staff and volunteers who serve youth are trained and monitored. Youth program leaders include children's pastors, youth pastors, heads of school, missions directors, camp directors, and any other person who has direct or indirect oversight of child or youth-serving programs.

We encourage you to learn more about preventing abuse as well as recognizing the signs of abuse in children and taking bold action. 

 

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Church leaders play a key role in the resolution of the child sexual abuse pandemic because all areas of prevention and restoration fall under their realm of responsibility. It is therefore crucial that leaders in the church understand the vision for all components of God's plan outlined on this site including Intercessory Prayer, Preventing Abuse, Reporting Abuse, Speaking From the Pulpit, Survivor Support, Offender Discipleship, and Healing Prayer. This will empower them to raise up those within their congregation who are gifted in each area, ultimately creating a broad and deep program that protects God's children, supports those who are impacted, and adheres to the law. Church leaders include pastors, priests, reverends, vicars, ministers, deacons, preachers, church council members, board members, missions directors, chaplains, overseers including bishops/cardinals, and all other church members in senior leadership roles, regardless of demonimation. 
 

Because child molesters want to spend time where children congregate,
your church is a target. 

 
If your church has a youth or children's program, child molesters will want to work or volunteer there. One researcher refers to youth-serving organizations as a "well populated hunting ground."1 We can't be naive to the enemy's schemes and how he will use people to hurt God's children. So it is essential that you implement informed best practices to ensure the protection of the kids in your care and we can help you do that.
 
Our Founder, Diane Cranley, has written 8 Ways to Create their Fate: Protecting the Sexual Innocence of Children in Youth-Serving Organizations which will guide you and your staff to create an environment where child molesters virtually cannot succeed without being caught and therefore won't want to work. It is based on eight simple best practices, that when implemented will significantly lower the risk of children being abused while in your care. Your proactive approach toward prevention is a partnership with God to protect the plans he has for his children. The side benefit is that it will also protect your church against lawsuits and potentially even lower your insurance rates and increase your coverage limits.  

Protecting the children in your care is your first responsibility! 

Beyond prevention, we are calling you to lead the charge across all areas of spiritual hardship created by this pandemic; from the perpetrators and those struggling not to abuse - to the children and adults who have suffered the transgression of sexual abuse and are now fighting for their freedom from oppression and captivity. Freedom and the restoration of all things is available through prayer and deliverance ministry and we can teach your staff and congregation how to pray and effectively bind up the broken hearted and set the captives free! 

Bind up the Brokenhearted - Set the Captives Free 

Please order 8 Ways to Create their Fate today to learn how to prevent abuse and visit the other topics on this site to find resources for support and healing.

 
 

1Kenneth V. Lanning and Park Dietz, “Acquaintance Molestation and Youth-Serving Organizations,” J Interpers Violence (May 2014): 1,3, doi:10.1177/0886260514532360

 
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"The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy..." (John 10:10 NIV) and what better way to do it than to steal the sexual innocence of our children and make them believe it was their fault? Since most victims don't tell, the enemy spends the next several decades pouring salt on those open wounds, often giving the enemy strongholds through unconfessed sin, unforgiveness, and agreements with his lies. But Jesus proclaimed, “If you obey my teaching,” he said, “you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth. And the truth will set you free.” (John 8:31-32 NIV) Claiming the truth and power of Christ's death and resurrection through facilitated prayer can demolish the work of the enemy in a survivor's life, bringing them full freedom and the abundant life God pre-destined for them before time began. Healers and deliverance ministers are the hands and feet of Jesus on this earth, to carry out his ministry of healing the brokenhearted and setting the captives free. There is no greater need for this work than in survivors of childhood sexual abuse.

We encourage you to learn all you can about healing prayer through us as well as other reputable resources.

 

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God's word calls us to not only pray for the saints but it urges us to pray for all people, without ceasing. God has anointed people in the body with the gift of intercessory prayer and these prayer warriors are at the center of God's plan for fighting the child sexual abuse pandemic in the spiritual realm. His word says, "Truly I tell you, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven." (Matt 18:18 NIV) 

The Kingdom is in need of intercessors who are led to make this pandemic a focal point of their ministry, engaging in relentless prayer, and wielding God-given weapons that have divine power to demolish strongholds. Intercessors may already lead a team, feel called to start a team, feel led to join a team, or simply to pray individually. All of these roles are valuable and welcome in God's plan!

 

We encourage you to learn more about intercessory prayer over the child sexual abuse pandemic and use our prayer guide so that we are all praying in agreement.

 

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Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it.           1 Corinthians 12:27(NIV)

The child sexual abuse pandemic has many facets and in order to overcome this destructive scheme of the enemy, God needs us to actively engage in all of them. We encouarge church staff and the body as a whole to understand their role in prevention and in setting the captives free. There is so much to be done but together we can and will overcome. Please click on the role or roles below that apply to you and learn how you can become fully equipped to join us in this kingdom work.

 

Make a commitment - our kids our counting on us all!

 

Your church and community needs saints who are willing to:

  • Pray daily for all aspects of this pandemic
  • Recognize the signs of abuse in children and give them permission to tell so they can start their healing early
  • Talk comfortably about abuse, even from the pulpit, so adult survivors will find safety in disclosing what may be a lifelong secret
  • Get trained on how to prevent child sexual abuse within the church and at home and invite others to become knowledgeable as well
  • Establish effective boundary policies within the youth and children's ministries to deter child molesters
  • Disciple registered sex offenders and those struggling with inappropriate sexual thoughts about children
  • Provide healing prayer and deliverance from the spiritual strongholds surrounding childhood sexual abuse

 

Please spend some time looking through the topics on this website to see how the Lord leads you to participate. We encourage everyone to get started by taking our free on-line training!

 

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