Whether you are a parent, professional, or just someone who cares about keeping kids safe, the audio programs below may help you to be better informed about child sexual abuse. Just click on the title of an audio program to listen to it, or right click and choose either “Save Link As” or “Save Target As” in order to download it.
Please note that the views expressed in these audio programs are not necessarily those of TEDI BEAR.
Mostly For Parents & Families
A Brief Introduction to Child Abuse & Neglect (mp3): A summary of key facts and suggestions from the Commonwealth Care Alliance in Boston. Length = 5 minutes.
Everyday Ways to Help Prevent Child Abuse (mp3): An interview with Jim Hmurovich, the President of Prevent Child Abuse America. From the Mom Enough podcast. Length = 19 minutes.
Preventing Child Sexual Abuse (mp3): An introduction on how to keep kids safe. From Stop Child Abuse Now of Northern Virginia. Length = 15 minutes.
What Parents Need to Know About Child Sexual Abuse (mp3): An overview for families. From Rona Renner, RN, of the Childhood Matters radio show. Length = 51 minutes.
The Sex-Wise Parent Part 1 (mp3) and The Sex-Wise Parent Part 2 (mp3): An interview with Dr. Julie Rosenzweig of Prevent Child Abuse Pennsylvania about how parents can have “the sex talk” with their children. From WPSU public radio at Penn State University. Total length = 14 minutes.
Internet Safety for Kids (mp3): Advice from Gwenn O’Keefe, MD, FAAP. From the American Academy of Pediatrics. Length = 10 minutes.
Internet Safety – What Parents Can Do (mp3): An interview with Lt. Joe Laramie of the Missouri Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, and Cherisse Thibault of Missouri KidsFirst. Length = 25 minutes.
Protecting Kids Against ‘Grooming’ (mp3): Advice from David Hill, MD. From the American Academy of Pediatrics. Length = 9 minutes.
Reporting and Investigating Alleged Child Abuse (mp3): A discussion from the Talk of the Nation radio show of National Public Radio. Length = 30 minutes.
Why Kids Sext (mp3): A discussion about why adolescents text sexually explicit photos of themselves. From the Fresh Air radio show at National Public Radio. Length = 33 minutes.
Abuse in Foster Care (mp3): Advice from foster parents for other foster parents. From the Foster Parenting Podcast. Length = 33 minutes.
Christian Counseling for Child Sexual Abuse Survivors and Families (mp3): A discussion with Kathy Martin, LCSW, on the Totally Not Safe for the Family Christian radio show. Length = 31 minutes.
Meeting Child Victims’ Needs After Sexual Abuse (mp3): A discussion from the Talk of the Nation radio show of National Public Radio with Mitru Ciarlante, Director of the Youth Initiative at the National Center for Victims of Crime, and Teresa Huizar, Executive Director of the National Children’s Alliance. Length = 30 minutes.
Sing-Along Songs for Kids: Two songs for young children to help them learn important lessons about their bodies: My Body Belongs to Me (mp3) and Touches (mp3). You can also download printable lyrics and some tips for parents (pdf)! From the Sex Abuse Treatment Center at Kapi’olani Medical Center, Honolulu.
Interview With Elizabeth Smart (mp3): In 2002, at the age of 14, Elizabeth Smart was abducted and sexually abused for nine months by a handyman who had been hired by her parents. Among other things, she describes how her feelings of self-worth were manipulated by her abuser, and how she has sought healing. From the Fresh Air radio show of National Public Radio. Length = 44 minutes.
Why Many Sexually Abused Kids Don’t Tell (mp3): An interview and discussion about why so many sexually abused children do not tell anyone about their experiences. From the Talk of the Nation radio show at National Public Radio. Length = 30 minutes.
Breaking the Silence About Women Who Sexually Abuse Children: This four-part report from BBC Radio 4 describes some aspects of this often overlooked problem. Total length = 30 minutes. Part 1 (mp3) | Part 2 (mp3) | Part 3 (mp3) | Part 4 (mp3)
Preventing Viewing Child Pornography (mp3): A report from 2010 on efforts to use file filtering to prevent online dissemination of child pornography. From the All Things Considered radio show at National Public Radio. Length = 7 minutes.
Safe Spaces Radio Series on Child Abuse: A series produced by Maine Public Radio in 2013 that addresses the link between child abuse and obesity (mp3), the long term physical effects of child abuse (mp3), the emotional abuse of children in violent homes (mp3), and sexual abuse by clergy (mp3). Total length = 2 hours.
“Hot Girls Wanted” (mp3): An interview with the makers of the 2015 film about teens who are recruited for the “professional amateur” pornography industry. From The Takeaway radio show at Public Radio International and WNYC. An extended interview (mp3) goes into more depth. Total length = 53 minutes.
The Ending Human Trafficking Podcast from Vanguard University discusses the many facets of this complex issue. Episodes include How to Keep Kids Safe Online (mp3), Children in Human Trafficking (mp3), Physiology of Children Who Are Trafficked (mp3), and Pornography – Driving Demand (mp3). Each episode is approximately 30 minutes long.
Mostly for Professionals
Introduction to CALiO (mp3): A short description of the Child Abuse Library Online at the National Children’s Advocacy Center. Length = 3 minutes.
The Psychology of Child Sexual Abuse (mp3): A very brief introduction to some survivors’ psychological problems. From Texas Tech University, with Joseph Wyatt, PhD (Psychology) and Amy House, MD. Length = 6 minutes.
Using Policy to Help Prevent Child Sexual Abuse (mp3): Advice about preventing abuse within child-serving organizations. From the National Sexual Violence Resource Center. Length = 18 minutes.
Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Treatment for Children (mp3): An interview with researcher Anthony Mannarino, MD of Drexler University. From the journal Child Maltreatment. Length = 12 minutes.
Child Maltreatment Affects Brain Development (mp3): A report from the All Things Considered radio show at National Public Radio. Length = 4 minutes.
How Child Abuse & Neglect Harms the Brain (mp3): A report from WBUR public radio in Boston. Length = 10 minutes.
The Adverse Child Experiences (“ACE”) Study (mp3): An interview with Vincent J. Felitti, MD, about the origins of the Adverse Child Experiences Study. From the All Things Considered radio show at National Public Radio. Length = 8 minutes.
The Adverse Child Experiences (“ACE”) Score (mp3): A further interview with Vincent J. Felitti, MD, a principal co-investigator of the Adverse Child Experiences Study. From the All Things Considered radio show at National Public Radio. Length = 8 minutes.
Early Intervention to Address Childhood Trauma (mp3): A report on how a clinic in Philadelphia is trying to intervene to counteract the effects of childhood trauma. From the All Things Considered radio show at National Public Radio. Length = 8 minutes.
A Doctor and a Sheriff Team Up (mp3): A report on how a pathologist is working with law enforcement to address the effects of child abuse in an impoverished, high crime area of Gainesville, Florida. From the All Things Considered radio show at National Public Radio. Length = 8 minutes.
Child Maltreatment Subtypes & Suicide Risk Among the Homeless (mp3): An interview with researchers Iris Torchalla, MD of St. Paul’s Hospital and Verena Strehlau, MD of the University of British Columbia. From the journal Child Maltreatment. Length = 14 minutes.
Intergenerational Child Abuse Among Adolescent Mothers (mp3): An interview with researcher Kristin Valentino, PhD (Psychology) of Notre Dame University. From the journal Child Maltreatment. Length = 13 minutes.
The Geography of Drug Market Activities and Child Maltreatment (mp3): An interview with researcher Bridget Freisthler, PhD (Social Work) of UCLA. From the journal Child Maltreatment. Length = 12 minutes.
Report of Maltreatment as a Risk Factor for Injury Death (mp3): A summary from researcher Emily Putnam-Hornstein, PhD (Social Work) of the University of California at Berkeley. From the journal Child Maltreatment. Length = 24 minutes.
Religious Child Maltreatment, Part 1 (mp3): An interview with Janet Heimlich, author of Breaking Their Will: Shedding Light on Religious Child Maltreatment. From the Social Work Podcast. Length = 37 minutes.
Religious Child Maltreatment, Part 2 (mp3): An interview with Bethany Brittain of the Child-Friendly Faith Project and Ann M. Haralambie, JD, Certified Child Welfare Law Specialist. From the Social Work Podcast. Length = 38 minutes.
Recognizing Child Abuse for EMS Professionals (mp3): Trauma Coordinator LeeAnn McNeill of Swedish Medical Center in Seattle describes some signs of child abuse that emergency medicine professionals should look for. Length = 50 minutes.
Child Abuse and Neglect: Identification and Reporting: A short audio course developed by the New York State Department of Education to give teachers and some other state employees basic information about child maltreatment. Length = 1 hour & 42 minutes.
Understanding Pedophilia (mp3): A discussion with Fred Berlin, MD, PhD (Psychology), the founder and director of the Johns Hopkins Sexual Disorders Clinic. From the Radiowest show at Public Radio International. Length = 52 minutes.
The Psychology of Pedophilia (mp3): A documentary in which neuroscientists describe research into the possible causes and manifestations of sexual attraction to children. From the All In the Mind radio show at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Length = 29 minutes.
The Age of Attraction (mp3): A documentary about a treatment center for pedophiles, in which the residents describe how their sexual attraction to children has affected their lives and the lives of others. From the 360documentaries radio show at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Length = 54 minutes
Addressing the Possible Genetic Origins of Pedophilia (mp3): An interview with Fred Berlin, MD, PhD (Psychology) and Hy Malinek, PhD (Psychology) on possible approaches for addressing pedophilia as a public health problem in addition to dealing with it as a law enforcement problem. From Southern California Public Radio. Length = 16 minutes.
Exploring the Pedophile Brain (mp3): An interview with Amy Lykins, PhD (Psychology) of the University of New England on recent research on the neuroscience of pedophilia. From the Science Show at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Length = 14 minutes.
Exploring Options for the Treatment of Pedophilia (mp3): An interview with Wilson Kenney, the Clinical Director of the Professional Therapeutic Community Network in Salem, Oregon, and with Gary, a pedophile. From the Think Out Loud program at Oregon Public Radio. Length = 26 minutes.
Fault Line (mp3): An interview with a patient who apparently developed an interest in child pornography in connection with a seizure disorder. From the Radiolab program at National Public Radio. Length = 25 minutes.
Japan: Should Comics Be Crimes? (mp3): A BBC documentary on the relative social acceptability of some forms of child pornography in Japan, and the problems with which it is associated. Length = 27 minutes.