“She told, and I trusted the authorities to do the right thing.”
This is a quote from a mother whose child was violated by fellow student at her school. What the mother learned was that those who govern organizations are many times ignorant toward the complexities of sexual abuse and too often organizations protect themselves before they protect the victim.
It was a hard lesson.
Unfortunately, parents cannot rely on organizations to protect their children from sexual abuse or handle abuse allegations properly should abuse occur. We are our children’s best advocates.
|Copyright 2012 Rise and Shine Movement|
We must teach our children what sexual abuse is, what they should do should they encounter it, and that they can always come to us should a violation occur—no matter who was involved. And we must report abuse to the proper authorities—no matter which organization (school, church, community) is involved.