I could not have said this any better or agree more therefore I MUST repost! A PERFECT follow up to an earlier post I made. If only we could make the majority understand the damning effects of silencing a child that have been sexually abused. Parents! Families! Support the child/children begin the process of healing and restoration immediately! The family will be ok, the child however will be subjected to lifelong hurt and pain beyond what the average mind can comprehend. Reassign The Shame to the perpetrators. Protect our children!! Thank you Patricia.
The silence demanded from a child after she is sexually attacked by someone within the family system is where the most harm comes, not from the sexual attacks. A child can recuperate from those with love, help and protection from any further attacks.
It is the silence most children are forced to bear to keep the family safe from shame which kills, figuratively and literally. The family’s shame is too great, greater than the survival of the child. This mistaken belief, that all must be kept quiet to keep the family’s name and unit together needs to radically change to save our children.
Society would not approve, and that must reverse. We as a society must face that this crime occurs and occurs at an alarming rate within families; one of every four girls and one in every six boys.
Forced into silence at an early age, containing horrors that…
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