Educating Nauvoo’s Families

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Safe Families

On Forgiveness and Abuse

by Rachel Held Evans Note: Healing from abuse is a long and difficult road and requires a lot of “offline” work. If you have experienced abuse, or are in an abusive relationship, I’d encourage you get help from the authorities if necessary, and from in-the-flesh counselors if possible. I am not a professional counselor. Blog […]

Christians and the Struggle to Report Child Abuse

by Boz Tchividjian Executive Director at Godly Response to Abuse in the Christian Environment I recently came across a legal alert from a Christian organization that directs pastors who learn of suspected child abuse to first conduct their own internal investigation “to decide whether the situation requires reporting to the authorities.”  Yikes! As I work with churches […]

When Children Disclose Sexual Abuse

By Jane Lefkowitz, LICSW Many parents and caregivers (and some professionals) may still be in the dark about how to respond to a child’s disclosure of being sexually abused. This article is intended for professionals to share with parents who may need resources after their child has disclosed sexual abuse. A child’s disclosure of sexual […]

As a male survivor of child sexual abuse, I need you to know my story

Tim Verity was sexually abused as a child  CREDIT: CLARA MOLDEN/THE TELEGRAPH I had always known what happened to me as a child. I was eight when the abuse finally stopped but I had vivid dreams reliving the experiences for years. When I realised their significance at 15 they quickly turned to nightmares, turning my life upside […]

Heating Safety Tips

Heating equipment is a leading cause of home fire deaths. Half of home heating equipment fires are reported during the months of December, January, and February. Some simple steps can prevent most heating-related fires from happening. Keep anything that can burn at least three feet away from heating equipment, like the furnace, fireplace, wood stove, […]

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Nauvoo Turns Out to Support Kids

openNauvoo was happy to co-host an event at the City Center Wednesday Evening, July 19th with the City of Nauvoo, and the Advocacy Network for Children. It was well attended, with community leaders, religious leaders, law enforcement, fire department and local families in attendance. Mayor McCarty was instrumental in presenting this event, a big thank […]

A Profile of the Child Molester

How many child molesters live in the United States? Approximately 400,000 convicted pedophiles currently reside in the United States, according to Department of Justice estimates. How many victims does a child molester average? Interviews guaranteeing complete confidentiality and immunity from prosecution, conducted by Emory University psychiatrist Dr. Gene Abel*, uncovered that: Male offenders who abused […]

Advocacy Network for Children Video

This video was prepared for the Advocacy Network for Children. This group serves a a resource for Nauvoo families through the Carthage office.  Jessica Bolton is the CAC Coordinator.  She can be reached at this site: Hancock County Child Advocacy Center or by calling (217) 617-5347.  

Child Sexual Abuse Statistics

The prevalence of child sexual abuse (CSA) is difficult to determine because it is often not reported; experts agree that the incidence is far greater than what is reported to authorities. CSA is also not uniformly defined, so statistics may vary. Statistics below represent some of the research done on child sexual abuse. The U.S. Department […]

Nauvoo Safe Families Community Meeting Announced

openNauvoo is pleased to co-host a meeting for Nauvoo families next Wednesday (July 19th) at 6:00pm at the Nauvoo City Center. This meeting is timely for Nauvoo, and will help families understand the signs of abuse, the things that can be done to prevent it, and how to work with law enforcement to report suspected […]

Click Here to Check for Sex Offenders in Your Neighborhood

Note: This registry contains only those who are actively on the State’s Sex Offender Registry. It does not include those who have failed to report, have cases prior to the implementation of the registry, or who have not yet been convicted and ordered by the court.
It is an incomplete reference. Additional information will be provided here in the future.

Information is being prepared for the Public Record section and will be placed here soon.
The information presented here is to inform the public, protect families, and correct the false narrative which is often created by abusers. Too often the victims of abuse are re-victimized by portraying them as the offender, or denying or minimizing the abuse.

All documents presented are publicly available, and were obtained through legal means.