Protecting children from sexual abuse - Jessica Mockett - Episode 156

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Pornography isn’t a victimless pastime, especially when considering the role it contributes in the sexual exploitation and abuse of children. In this interview with Jessica Mockett from Safe Haven Holistic Recovery, we discuss:

  • The impact of pornography on sexual abuse of children
  • How pornography dehumanizes others and contributes to an abuse mindset
  • Research showing clear links between sexual crimes and pornography
  • Why it’s important to face these issues to protect children
  • How awareness can prevent child sexual abuse

Guide to help children through sexual trauma
https://www.safehavenholisticrecovery.org/giving

Heart of the Matter Documentary - Directed by Jessica Mockett
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=5&v=5EgztA-Racs&feature=emb_logo

This is the article that references the Michael Bourke study:
https://www.apa.org/monitor/2009/12/child-abuse 

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About Geoff Steurer:
I am a licensed marriage and family therapist, relationship educator, and coach with over 20 years of experience. I am the co-author of, "Love You, Hate the Porn: Healing a Relationship Damaged by Virtual Infidelity", the host of the weekly podcast, "From Crisis to Connection", and have produced workbooks, audio programs, and online courses helping couples and individuals heal from the impact of sexual betrayal, unwanted pornography use, partner betrayal trauma, and rebuilding broken trust. As a leader in the field, I am a frequent contributor on these subjects at national conferences, documentaries, blogs, magazines, and podcasts. I also write a weekly relationship advice column available on my blog. I founded and ran an outpatient sexual addiction and betrayal trauma recovery group program for over 14 years, co-founded and chaired a local conference to educate community members about harmful media, and founded and administered a specialized group therapy practice for over 10 years. I currently maintain a private counseling and coaching practice in beautiful Southern Utah where I live with my wife and children.

About 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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