Everyday thousands of children are being sexually abused. You can stop the abuse of at least one child by simply praying. You can possibly stop the abuse of thousands of children by forwarding the link in First Time Visitor? by email, Twitter or Facebook to every Christian you know. Save a child or lots of children!!!! Do Something, please!

3:15 PM prayer in brief:
Pray for God to stop 1 child from being molested today.
Pray for God to stop 1 child molestation happening now.
Pray for God to rescue 1 child from sexual slavery.
Pray for God to save 1 girl from genital circumcision.
Pray for God to stop 1 girl from becoming a child-bride.
If you have the faith pray for 100 children rather than one.
Give Thanks. There is more to this prayer here

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Saturday, 15 October 2016

Woman Said Her 11 y/o Daughter was ‘a Slut Who had Stolen Her Husband'

Four child sex abuse survivors who took their own lives last year were waiting for treatment

The report from One in Four found that, in many cases,
the victim is blamed for the abuse instead of the perpetrator



IRELAND: FOUR PEOPLE WHO survived child sex abuse took their own lives while waiting for life-saving help, a new report has found.

The study from survivors’ group One in Four showed how four people on their waiting list died by suicide before they could get treatment.

Speaking at the launch of the group’s annual report, One In Four executive director Maeve Lewis said these deaths were “absolutely preventable.”

She explained: “We meet men and women from all walks of life and from all over the country. What they have in common is the devastating impact that child sexual abuse has had on their lives.

“Many experience chronic post-traumatic stress.  Some struggle with relationships and parenting.  Many experience suicidal thoughts.

“Sadly, we cannot respond immediately to the people who contact us and some are waiting up to six months for an appointment.  We know that four people have taken their own lives while on our waiting list in the past four years.

This is an absolutely preventable tragedy.

12/10/2016. One in Four 2015 Annual Report. Pictur
12/10/2016. One in Four 2015 Annual Report. Pictur Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald at the launch of One in Four Annual Report. Source: Leah Farrell

At the launch of the group’s annual report, Lewis said there were a number of cases which showed how wives are dependent on their husbands.

In other cases, the child was blamed for their abusers’ actions.

She explained: “But we have also learned that the wives and partners of the offenders play a vital role in child protection.

“Many of these women are highly dependent on their partners, and often blame the child for what has happened.

“One woman told us that her 11 year old daughter 
was ‘a slut who had stolen her husband from her’

“Through our work with the wives, they come to understand the part they have played in the family dynamics that supported the abusive behaviour.


Launch

In 2015 One in Four said they provided counselling to 116 adult survivors of child sexual abuse and to 40 families, a total of 2,563 therapy hours.

The yearly report also found that:

45% of their clients last year were men.

Almost 40% of their counselling clients had been sexually abused in their own families.

The others were abused in their communities (11%), in the Catholic Church (22%) and by strangers (15%).

In 2015 they worked with 38 sex offenders and 19 wives and partners.

Lewis added: “There has undoubtedly been a sea change in Irish society’s understanding of child sexual abuse and this is reflected in the raft of legislative and policy changes that have emerged in the past two years.

“However, I do not believe that people really appreciate how pervasive abuse is, how so many children are abused at home and how devastating the impact is throughout a person’s life.  While this mind-set persists, children will continue to be sexually abused.”

And this mind-set will persist as long as governments keep ignoring the horror of what children are suffering, or, at best, throw the occasional band-aid at what can only be described as an arterial bleed.

Speaking at the launch of the report, Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald said: “As well as legislative initiatives, my Department also provides financial support to organisations responding to sexual abuse such as One in Four through the Victims of Crime Office.

“Since 2006, almost €700,000 has been allocated to assist in its work, including an allocation of €87,000 this year, an increase of €14,000 on the funding provided in 2015. This reflected a general year-on-year increase in funding available for services to victims of crime.”