'Armoring Against Abuse'
Prevention & Intervention
ALL children are at risk of Sexual abuse. Being extra cautious about children's safety is a must but is it enough to keep them safe?
Unlike rape & sexual assault, sexual abuse is rarely a one time event; with the victim being subjected to this heinous crime, repeatedly over days, months.. even years!!
Even worse, unlike victims of rape & assault, who 'know' they have been wronged, victims of child sexual abuse are tormented by confusion, self doubt, self loathing, guilt, shame, fear... because it often involves some degree of 'giving in', to begin with, from the unwitting, curious, trusting/fearful child.
Child sexual abuse, thus continues to flourish in the garb of silence claimed by shame, guilt and fear of the victim; or 'hush.. nothing happened's' from 'well meaning' parents... and the victims often end up suffering lifelong psychological trauma. (The typical child offender molests an average of 117 children, most of whom never report the offence!!)
Alert aware & watchful parents and schools are an absolute must... but are not enough to keep our children safe.
Children need to be adequately empowered too.
To help prevent this heinous social evil and help mitigate it's harmful effects:
For Schools - we conduct a 'Circle of Trust' program.
For Individuals / families we conduct personal counselling sessions