Keeping Children Safe
I believe that education is key in protecting our children. The more adults – and children – learn and understand about the dangers of sexual abuse, the better we are able to turn the tide on this rising epidemic. Abuse thrives under the cloak of darkness and secrecy.
We need to help children learn the warning signs that they may be in a harmful situation. We teach our children what to do in the case of a fire and to buckle their seat belts while in a car. We may teach them about the dangers of smoking, drinking and drugs. But do we educate them about sexual abuse?
We need to help adults learn the aftereffects of abuse so they are better able to help adults who have been through this find acceptance, an outlet for their pain, and most of all, healing. We all have people in our lives who have been sexually abused; we often just don’t know who those people are.
Learn how to help children and adults by clicking on the links below for more information.
Children / Adolescents