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If you or someone you know is being abused: 1-800-656-HOPE

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Public Service Announcement
Please support and protect our children.

This post is a reminder to take action if you know a child is being sexually abused.
It is our responsibility to be an active ingredient in the healthy development of society and our communities simply because we live here.

Can you think of any area of your life that does not involve human relationships
and the importance of a balanced psyche? 

Our moral integrity is a vital part of the evolution process on this planet.
I will refrain from giving examples on how abuse causes psychological damage. 
However, I would like to encourage conversation and awareness on this topic by asking a few questions:

Do you know anyone who is/was abused and it /was kept a secret? If so, how does/ did this make you feel?

If you have children would you want your child to tell you that she or he is being abused?

How would you feel if you knew others were aware of your abuse but chose to keep it a secret?

 When do you feel it’s best to keep abuse a secret?

90% of child sexual abuse victims know the perpetrators.
Every 2 minutes someone in the US is sexually assaulted.
15 of 16 rapist will never spend a day in jail.

Thank you for your comments.
For more information on sexual abuse and how to get help,
please visit:  HOTLINE: 1-800-656-HOPE


  1. I do know people that were abused and their family did not handle it well.
    Many people suffer for years when they don't get the help they need.

    I would definetly want my child to tell me if they were being abused. I think a lot of children keep silent because they know their parents are not equipt to deal with reality of their children's lives.

    I would be disgusted and betrayed if people knew about my abuse and kept it a
    secret. Abusers thrive in cultures of silence.

  2. I agree on all points with Zoe, and especially on this point: "Abusers thrive in cultures of silence."

  3. I know people who were abused. Some didn't talk about it until adulthood and others were removed from the situation once it was found but still suffer from its effects.

    Yes, I want my child to tell me!

    If I was a child and people knew I was abused and kept it a secret, I would feel alone.

    I feel when a child is in an abusive situation, it shouldn't be kept a secret.

  4. I know a couple people that have been abused and it feel uncomfortable knowing that it is being kept secret. I would definitely want my children to let me know if they were being sexually abused, so that some sort of healing can be implemented immediately. In my opinion abuse secrets should never be kept secret.

  5. The story you told in the video is SO disturbing on so many levels that I don't know where to begin...

  6. This is from the good touch bad touch website

    The following are some of the most common signs or symptoms of child sexual abuse:

    acting out sexual behavior
    inappropriate interest or knowledge of sexual acts and language
    excessive touching of genitals
    sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) or urinary infections
    chronic stomach aches, vomiting
    an abrupt change in personality or behavior
    nightmares, bed-wetting
    drastic change in appetite- self-mutilation
    regressive behavior such as thumb-sucking
    consistently anxious, fearful, irritable
    reluctance to be with a particular person or in a particular place
    over compliance
    elective mutism
    excessive aggression (particularly in boys)
    running away, stealing, lying
    early arrival at school or reluctance to go home
    early use of drugs or alcohol

    Additional Signs that May Be Present In Older Children.
    drug and alcohol use
    running away
    early sexual involvement
    suicide attempts
    eating disorders (anorexia/bulimia)

  7. My sister was a victim of abuse from the father of a close friend. The abuse lead to low self esteem and eventually drug abuse and is still really being kept a secret to this day. When I have children I would always communicate to them that our home is a safe place to be truthful about life's experiences, whatever they may be. Sending love and light to all those who have experienced abuse...healing is possible. Davida