Society’s understanding of child sexual abuse is evolving. We now know that abuse can happen in even the most trusted communities, places where, for a long time, we believed children were safe from harm. We also know that the effects of abuse can last a lifetime, impacting a victim in ways both big and small.
As a parent, you dedicate yourself to protecting your children. From the time they are young, you teach your kids not to talk to strangers, comfort them when someone bullies them and kiss their owies when they get hurt playing.