2022 April Newsletter
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I’ve shared before how I sit in our direct care supervision once a week to stay close to our client stories. I also attend to keep a pulse on the incredibly rugged terrain our staff navigates every day in the messiest parts of people’s journey towards healing.
With April as Child Abuse Prevention Month, I’ve been asking myself how can the average untrained professional on the street actually help prevent child abuse. Of course, you may have heard some basics like “if you see something, say something.” Important, yes. But I want to go a step further.
To prevent child abuse, we must become cycle breakers. Repeatedly, as I listen to client stories, I hear about generational trauma. How a child in foster care had parents who were in foster care. How abusers were abused themselves in childhood. How youth are acting out sexually or with aggression as a result of what happened to them. How wounded helpers are the ones stepping up to care for hurting children, but many have never healed from their own trauma.