As a long time volunteer guardian ad-Litem, I have witnessed too much child sex abuse. About half of the children in my caseload had been victimized. One as young as 2, several at 4 years of age, and most of the older children had been abused for over 3 years.
This is a violent crime that both stigmatizes and terrorizes the child and becomes the twisted fibers in the brain that become the adult.
Without extensive & professional guidance to help the child understand that he or she did not cause the abuse, is not guilty of anything, or even able to have prevented what happened, lives are lived never saying a word or dealing with the violence & trauma that go on to impact every hour of every day.
This from the Founder of a site dedicated to fighting child sex abuse; http://facsafoundationvirtualexpo.ning.com/
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Like many small towns and families, people do not like to deal with child sexual assault and child abuse, in their communities and/or in their homes.
Despite the fact, that 1 in 3 girls, and 1 in 6 boys will be abused before their eighteenth birthday; despite the fact that only 10% tell and the other 90% are still living in a cloak of denial and secracy; despite the fact that 5 children die a day, due to child abuse and child sexual assualt!
As someone who rarely asks help from anyone, I am asking you today, to commit this day to helping me fight against child abuse, against child sexual assault, and in honor of, and in memory, of all of those who have lost their lives!
Stand Up and Fight For The Cause of No More Silence, No More Abuse, No More Shame, No More Pain, Not One More Multi-Generational Legacy of Child Abuse and Child Sexual Assault!
For this Day, I stand and fight! No longer will I fight alone, but I will fight with my neighbors, my community, my fellow advocate and supporter brothers and sisters, and with friends and family, that have the GUTS and the COURAGE to say ENOUGH! We will not be silent any longer! We refuse to be silent any longer!
THIS IS NOT OUR GENERATION!!!
Connie Lee/FACSA Foundation