March 11, 2006

Child abuse presentation is good step to awareness

Courier & Press

March 11, 2006

The impact and extent of child sexual abuse are staggering. The financial impact in the United States has been estimated by Prevent Child Abuse America at more than $24 billion in direct costs and more than $94 billion in indirect costs.

Statistics indicate that there may be as many as 60 million survivors of childhood sexual abuse. The typical child sex offender molests an average of 117 children, most of whom do not report the offense.

The Albion Fellows Bacon Center, the Catholic Diocese of Evansville and St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Newburgh, are working together to bring the presentation "Illuminations: A Source of Light, Hope & Healing" to the area on March 20 and 21. The sessions will be 6 to 9 p.m. March 20 and 9 a.m. to noon on March 21. It is open to professionals, clergy, teachers and parents at no cost.

Posted by kshaw at March 11, 2006 07:42 AM