Be aware of abuse a child may be experiencing
I’m very sad to say, but it was only a matter of time. The stories are different, but somehow always the same: a well-loved, well-trusted, often immeasurably talented individual infiltrates a youth serving organization to gain access to children. That person successfully victimizes, abuses and shames kids into silence, while receiving praise and respect from parents, the organization and often the community at large.
But it could never happen to our children. Never our coaches or counselors. Not in our community, right?
It could, can and does happen in communities just like yours, to children just like yours, with coaches just like the ones you know, love and trust. Sadly, it happens every day. It’s a lesson the UK is learning right now, in one of the worst ways possible.
1 in 5 New York Kids Are Sexually Abused. Help Prevent That
The CDC reports that 1 in 5 children are sexually abused.
9 out of 10 of the perpetrators are never brought to justice and never appear on sex offender registries.
They are protected by New York State laws.
Sign this petition and change that. Protect NY Kids.