The Mama Bear Effect

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There are some causes that everyone should know about and support. Sexual abuse is a horrible thing. Child sexual abuse is something I can not even believe exists in this world. It always makes me want to cry knowing that some small child somewhere is going through this nightmare this very moment, without anyone being able to help him/her. And the abuser gets away with it, time after time.

The Mama Bear Effect tries to get more people involved through their education and abuse prevention activities, and I admire them for their work and determination. Also on Facebook.

In their own words:

“Mission:
To unite and educate parents, community leaders, childcare providers, and like-minded citizens on how to prevent and end child sexual abuse.

We organize events to build awareness, organize opportunities for our online community to spread the word in their own communities, and use Facebook as an opportunity to reach out to people to help them gain an understanding of the reality of child sexual abuse and how it can be prevented. We support and network with other organizations working for the same cause of ending child sexual abuse.

Child sexual abuse is a silent epidemic. 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys are victims of child sexual abuse. Yet 90% of cases are never reported. The abusers are not strangers lurking in the dark. They are family, friends, peers, neighbors, people involved in community organizations with access to children. We as parents, family, friends, and caring community members, have an obligation to arm ourselves with the tools to ensure we are doing the most we can to prevent our children and other people’s children from being victims of this type of abuse. It doesn’t matter if you live with a white picket fence or in public housing – child sexual abuse affects all communities, regardless of race, faith, or class.”

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