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#339542 - 09/03/10 01:04 PM Australia: Adult conspiracy silences abused kids
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The Australian has a piece by Chris Goddard, the director of Child Abuse Prevention Research in Australia's Monash University on how often Adults conspire to silence abused children.

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#339547 - 09/03/10 04:49 PM Re: Australia: Adult conspiracy silences abused kids [Re: Ever-fixed Mark]
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Originally Posted By: Ever-fixed Mark
The Australian has a piece by Chris Goddard, the director of Child Abuse Prevention Research in Australia's Monash University on how often Adults conspire to silence abused children.

-efm


That's a good article! It's not just news but it looks beneath the surface.

I have wondered about this many times.

Allen

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#339568 - 09/04/10 08:24 AM Re: Australia: Adult conspiracy silences abused kids [Re: pufferfish]
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Sadly enough there are pockets in the us like this. I was abused and though a sheriff and a state trooper in pa were aware of the situation, nothing was done. I got the message to just shut up and pretend it never happened.

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#339570 - 09/04/10 10:29 AM Re: Australia: Adult conspiracy silences abused kids [Re: catfish86]
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Its not just pockets catfish. Most of the country is like this. Most adults are like this. They shut children up and avoid facing what they say to maintain the illusions they have created about the world or worse out of fear of having to deal with the problems created by abuse.
As a culture we still shun victims as if they are intrinsically defective. Somehow the fact that the rejection causes the strangeness we label defective doesn't come through to most.

What they describe were exactly the words I heard as a child spoken about me in front of me as if I weren't there. Children should be seen and not heard. No matter what apparently.

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