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  •  Darcy Burner: My questions, her answer: (6+ / 0-)

    My question:

    dear Darcy Burner, thanks for guarding my back. (1+ / 0-)
    Our backs.

    Open-ended questions about childhood sexual abuse:

    How can we as a people drastically improve the statistics that 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys is sexually abused before age 18?
    Is there something that can be done at the federal level?
    What kind of advice can you give us?

    We formed a group, the Tree Climbers at Daily Kos. We are working to bring out the stories, raise awareness, promote personal and cultural healing, change the culture. Protecting our children unites us.

    What is your perspective?

    Incidentally, a Tree Climbers Diary is currently on the Rec list: Meet Jane Doe-An "Infamous" Rape Victim Reclaims Her Dignity UPDATED with email from Reporter by Rebecca (SwedishJewfish).

    Her answer:
    Those are some tough questions (0+ / 0-)
    I am and would be happy to be helpful in whatever ways possible. I'd love to know about what makes a difference. Certainly we should be continuing to fund research to figure out what makes a difference. And we should ensure that every child has access to people who will help him or her if something bad happens.

    There is some evidence that participation in childhood sexual abuse prevention programs (good touch-bad touch) decreases the frequency of sexual abuse.  (See, e.g., http://www.sciencedirect.com/....) Increased funding for and access to those sorts of programs makes sense - let's certainly invest in what works.

    Increased enforcement is also a fairly big deal, as are evidence-based approaches to sentencing and sex offender registries.

    But please let me know if there are other things we should be focused on that would make a difference - politically or culturally.

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    by 2thanks on Tue May 01, 2012 at 12:13:08 PM PDT

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