This is a comment by on the post “But Why Didn’t You Say Something?“.
Your line “children can’t be expected to carry the burden of awareness and prevention” really leapt out. It’s so true. So much of the discussion about sexual abuse really focuses on the abuser and the victim, but it’s the other adults surrounding the situation who must step in—obviously easier said than done it seems. How do you appropriately handle a horrible situation (like knowing your daughter is being abused) without your own resources or education to turn to? Thank you for your article and your willingness to share.”
To learn about preventing or intervening child sexual abuse, visit Stop It Now! and Darkness to Light. If you’re a survivor and need support, contact the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network through their hotline at 800-656-HOPE (4673), or online. Please note: the National Sexual Assault Online Hotline is accessible through RAINN’s website; it provides crisis help via an instant-messaging style interface by trained RAINN staff.
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