Survivor shares advice for protecting kids from abuse

The Ellsworth American

August 7, 2020

By Jennifer Osborn

You teach your kids to look both ways before crossing a street, to wash their hands and to wear a bike helmet, but have you talked to them about what to do if someone touches them inappropriately?

One in four girls and one in six boys will experience unwanted sexual contact before they turn 18, said survivor Mark Crawford, who is the president of the New Jersey chapter of Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests. “When you think about it, those are truly startling numbers.”

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