If, for whatever reason, they are not being protected within their own homes, they need to know that there are other supportive avenues of help available. In that regard, school personnel and other adults who have contact with children must be alert to the visual signs and halting messages of children in trouble.
Aware But Not Afraid
Child victims of sexual abuse and exploitation can only be as strong and effective in acting on their own behalf as the protective system and the caring adults who are standing behind them.
Use your energy to heal, reassure and love the children in your circle of influence.Help them to be aware of danger but not afraid. Empower them to find solutions or help in all of life's scary moments.
- Were you exploited as a child?
- How did you resolve the trauma? Have you resolved the sexual abuse trauma?
- Will you reasure and help heal others who have been explited that there is help available?
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