As the fallout continues from the Penn State child sexual abuse allegations, we are reminded of the devastation and magnitude of the resulting consequences of these crimes.
These incidents highlight the fact that as community members we are accountable in educating others to identify abuse and protect our most vulnerable populations, especially our children. We must learn to prevent, recognize and react responsibly to the realities of child sexual abuse.
A child’s safety is an adult’s responsibility. We cannot rely on children to protect themselves, and we must not ignore our suspicions, but act on them if we suspect abuse …