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We are Believers

 

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We are a diverse team of survivors and supporters working together to stop abuse and alleviate its suffering.

 

We are Believers.

 

The Human Nature Of Abuse

 

The-Day-Will-ComeAbuse is a combination of dangerous behaviors, attitudes and beliefs passed down from
generation to generation.

Abusers use status or physical advantage in the sexual, physical, emotional or financial mistreatment of those who are unable to defend themselves.

 

The reality of the situation is that almost half the population of the U.S. are survivors of abuse. How do we know that? Numbers don’t lie.  Abuse is widespread and unfortunately, not going away.

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One of six women will be sexually molested during her lifetime.

In a classroom of 24 students, a third will be physically or sexually abused before they graduate high school

On a block of 80 homes, 20 women are physically abused on a regular basis.

 

What will it take to stop abuse?

Many of the deadly diseases of early childhood, once the terrifying fears of all parents, are, today, no more.  This year, driving fatalities have plummeted to their lowest level in over 60 years.  The percentage of Americans who smoke cigarettes has fallen by 50% since 1965.

The Stop Abuse Campaign maintains that no reason exists why abuse in America is immune to the same systematic, united efforts that have produced these extraordinary results.

Abuse will not be vanquished by our outrage or by the sympathy we feel for those who have been its prey. A better strategy is to recognize abuse as a dangerous and deadly healthcare problem.  As such, abuse will respond to the same methodical interventions that have been effective against many of the serious health threats we face.

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IMG_5819Laura Fogarty writes “Ask Lala” for the Stop Abuse Campaign. She is a mother, an advocate and the author of two children’s abuse prevention books: I’M THE BOSS OF ME! and WE ARE JUST ALIKE! As a survivor of child sexual abuse, she is dedicated to raising awareness about the culture of abuse in order to prevent it. Laura lives on the beach in Charleston, South Carolina.