Human Trafficking

1.the unlawful act of transporting or coercing people in order to benefit from their work or service, typically in the form of forced labor or sexual exploitation:

Child Abuse : Stock Photo

https://worldpopulationreview.com/state-rankings/human-trafficking-statistics-by-state

human trafficking : Stock Photo

We should be lobbying, protesting and making the public always conscious of this “hidden crime” every chance we get.

Faithe N. Preston

Another Common First Reaction to the Topic of Child Sexual Abuse

“Sexually Abusing a child is a crime. There are systems out there that handle this kind of thing.”

Law Enforcement & the Legal/Court System are both very limited in what they can do about Child Sexual Abuse until after an allegation has been made. And generally at the point where law enforcement and/or the legal/court system gets involved… the Child has already been Violated.

Priority # 1 is doing all we can to prevent children from being sexually violated (raped, molested and/or sexually exploited) in the first place.

However, if the child has already been sexually violated, the goal would be to completely remove access of the child from the perpetrator for the child’s safety…as well as to get the child help in dealing with what they have endured.

Last but not least is to see justice served as far as the perpetrator goes. Sexually Abuse of a child is a crime and should be treated as such by the system. Something else to think about…the state of mind & evil at play for anyone that sexually abuses a child. One cannot accidentally sexual abuse a child. It’s intentional.

Unfortunately, in more cases than not, the system fails and there is no protection offered for the child, nor is justice served. There is a broken system in place that fails children far too often. I speak on this from experience as a Mother, as well as knowledge on the horrifying stories of multitudes of other non-offending parents who have and/or are trying to get protection for their child; to see justice served as well.

WE MUST PROTECT THE CHILDREN…they are the Priority…and it starts with Awareness & putting into place Preventive Measures.

~Susan Suafoa-Dinino, President/Founder, SpeakingOut against Child Sexual Abuse, Inc.

Forgiveness

May be an image of text that says 'Forgiving someone doesn't mean condoning their behavior. It doesn't mean forgetting how they hurt you or giving that person room to hurt you again. Forgiving someone means making peace with what happened. It means acknowledging your wound, giving yourself permission to feel the pain, and recognizing why that pain no longer serves you. It means letting go of the hurt and resentment so that you can heal and move on. -Daniell Koepke Kelly's Treehouse'

https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/wellness-and-prevention/forgiveness-your-health-depends-on-it

Whether it’s a simple spat with your spouse or long-held resentment toward a family member or friend, unresolved conflict can go deeper than you may realize—it may be affecting your physical health. The good news: Studies have found that the act of forgiveness can reap huge rewards for your health, lowering the risk of heart attack; improving cholesterol levels and sleep; and reducing pain, blood pressure, and levels of anxiety, depression and stress. And research points to an increase in the forgiveness-health connection as you age.

Please see the above link to read the article in it’s entirety.

Unforgiveness affects your health. Don’t let them take your life too. Choosing to forgive relinquishes their power, their control over you and gives you your power back.

Faithe N. Preston

Another Common First Reaction to the Topic of Child Sexual Abuse…

“ANYONE WHO SEXUALLY ABUSES A CHILD IS A MONSTER. I WOULD KNOW IF I SAW ONE.”

Knowing if you saw one… unlikely and unrealistic.  Most perpetrators look just like you & I, for the most part.  They generally appear to live normal lives. The evil they do to children is done in secret. Many perpetrators are married (or previously married), educated & working Individuals.  Far too many even consider themselves religious.

Realistically, each and every one of us has most likely been in the company of someone who violates children and we had no idea. It may have been someone we just passed on the street, someone we hardly know or unfortunately, someone we think we know well.

In summary, you will most likely not know if you saw a perpetrator that violates children (rapes, molests and/or sexual exploits children). However, there are things to be on the lookout for… behaviors, patterns, tactics, etc…

The more you know about the crime of child sexual abuse and those who perpetrate it, the better. Talking to your child is crucial; at the age appropriate level, of course. It is so important to open up that communication line between you and your child.

~Susan Suafoa-Dinino, President/Founder, SpeakingOut against Child Sexual Abuse, Inc.

 

OUR MAILING ADDRESS HAS CHANGED…

Please note that the mailing address for SpeakingOut against Child Sexual Abuse, Inc. (aka SpeakingOut) has changed as follows…

NEW MAILING ADDRESS: P.O. Box 1605, Seymour, TN 37865

OLD MAILING ADDRESS: P.O. Box 5826, Oak Ridge, TN 37831

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~Susan Suafoa-Dinino, President/Founder, SpeakingOut against Child Sexual Abuse, Inc.