Taking a Stand: Stand up against child sexual abuse - Tri-State News, Weather & Sports

Taking a Stand: Stand up against child sexual abuse

By: Sidney Hardgrave
      Executive Director
      Holly's House

Did you know that 1 in 10 children will be sexually abused before the age of 18?

Another interesting statistic is that 98% of the children know the person who assaulted them.

For years, we have taught children to be wary of strangers. Unfortunately, this message does not reflect the current reality that our young people face.

Child sexual abuse is an epidemic in our society. The perpetrators of these crimes rely on emotional manipulation to control their victims.

It is time for us to take a stand against child sexual abuse.

To get information regarding talking to children about child abuse or how to get help for a child, contact Holly's House at 812-437-7233 or click here to visit their website.

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