Monday, July 7, 2008

the courage to heal

1 in 3 girls are sexually abused by the time they reach the age of 18.

(The Courage to Heal by Ellen Bass and Lauren Davis)

One of the worst effects of child sexual abuse is knowing that those around you don't support you and don't understand you because our culture neglects the issues and encourages survivors to stay silenced. As the saying goes, it takes a village to raise a child, it takes a community to heal a survivor.

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