Disclosures are always half the fight, for all these reasons are perfectly valid and understandable. The mere act of deciding whether to disclose or not can already cause significant amount of distress. And so, when a victim finally becomes ready to disclose, it is important that we are versed with the right steps to employ, for a single mistake can shy the victim permanently away from disclosing his/her abuse.
In a world where everything is as it should be, weird, middle-aged men who look like they haven’t bathed in days who are accused of child abuse are put to trial, convicted, and rot in jail for their whole sentence.
Do you know people who are being neglected or abused? When they open up to you and you listen, did you ever want to do something more to help?
If you’re answer is yes, then you’ve come to the right place.
Advocating against teen abuse and neglect isn’t easy, but given the right attitude and plan of action, it can be done.
Most people are so used to pretending they’re okay in front of everyone, that nobody notices their struggles. But when you’re dealing with six school projects in the morning, and taking care of your baby brother at night; or when you want to go to school but you’re out in the streets looking for a job or for food—nothing is easy. If you’re facing one or more of these situations, then you know how it feels.