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#339973 - 09/10/10 02:52 PM 66% of Australians would take no action on CSA
Ever-fixed Mark Offline

Registered: 01/02/10
Posts: 732
Loc: United States
I read this report report on how people react to a child's disclosure of sexual abuse five days ago and posted about it elsewhere to see if I would get any reaction.

"I'm appalled that 66% of Australians would do nothing if a child told them they were being sexually abused. The report continues chillingly "Victims are most commonly four or younger." How do you hear a child asking for help and ignore it?

I guess this is why it's estimated that 1 in 6 boys and 1 in 3 girls have had unwanted or abusive sexual experiences before age 16. Most adults do nothing to stop it."

No response. But it this because people are thinking about it? Is it because some people feel shame? Or is it because no one cares.

I've been thinking about what silence means in this kind of context.

Then I ran into a colleague who told me that they saw my post and was talking to their daughter about it.

Realization: It's worthwhile if only one person sees it and has a conversation.



Everybody here's got a story to tell
Everybody's been through their own hell
There's nothing too special about getting hurt
Getting over it, that takes the work

- "Duck and Cover" by Glen Phillips

#339979 - 09/10/10 04:03 PM Re: 66% of Australians would take no action on CSA [Re: Ever-fixed Mark]
petercorbett Offline

Registered: 07/27/08
Posts: 2509
Hi, my brother.

I guess that it is not supprising 66% would take no action.

I wonder what the American percentage would be?

It's like we all suffer in silence. Out of sight out of mind mentality.

Heal well, my Sequoia brother, Brian, heal well.

"I will take that lost boys hand, and i will lead him from the depths of darkness, into the sushine, forever into eternity." As HE is ME.

Working Boys' Home 10-14 yrs old, grades 5-8. 1949-1953
A very humble alumni of the WOR Dahlonega, GA.
May 15-17 2009, Alta, Sep. 2009. Sequoia, 2010.
Hope Springs, 2010.

#339982 - 09/10/10 05:42 PM Re: 66% of Australians would take no action on CSA [Re: petercorbett]
catfish86 Offline

Registered: 10/27/09
Posts: 832
Loc: Ohio
This is sadly true. As for the American side, it includes law enforcement. A county sheriff found us as my mother fled the farm with us and other than hanging out to make sure we got on the bus, he wanted nothing to do with us.

God grant me
The Serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
The Courage to change the things I can,
And the Wisdom to know the difference.


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