Good Touch/Bad Touch: How to Talk to Your Kids

From the Show: Healthy Children
Summary: Millions of children are victims of sexual abuse. Having the good touch/bad touch talk can ensure your child's sexual safety.
Air Date: 1/22/14
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Corinn Cross, MD
dr cori crossDr. Corinn Cross was born and raised in New Jersey. She attended Barnard College where she graduated cum laude and majored in philosophy. She went on to attend the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in Newark, NJ, where she was selected for the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. Dr. Cross did her internship and residency in pediatrics at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. Dr. Cross has continued to work at CHLA as a general pediatrics attending.

Dr. Cross is actively involved in her local AAP, Chapter 2, where she is an obesity champion. She is co-founder of the Fit to Play and Learn Obesity Prevention curriculum. Through a collaboration between AAP Chapter 2 and the L.A. Unified School District this curriculum is being used to educate at-risk students and their parents on the risks of obesity and to help them to lead healthier lives. Dr. Cross is an AAP Spokesperson and speaks to children throughout the L.A. school district about obesity, healthy lifestyles and the benefits of walking to school.

Dr. Cross is a member of the Executive Board for the AAP's Council on Communications and Media. She is the Editor of the Council on Communications and Media's blog.
Good Touch/Bad Touch: How to Talk to Your Kids
Millions of children are victims of sexual abuse.

Most of this victimization occurs between eight and 12 years of age. Although the majority of sexually abused children are girls, boys are victimized as well. According to studies, 25 percent of adult women and 10 percent of adult men can remember being sexually abused as children or adolescents.

Sexual abuse is a difficult subject for most people -- especially parents -- to discuss. But as frighten­ing as the topic may be, sexual abuse is a serious and increasingly recurring problem.

Dr. Corinn Cross shares important information on how to talk to your kids about good touch/ bad touch, as well as what to do if someone if making them feel uncomfortable.
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