Child Abuse Prevention
Consuelo Foundation Molokai News Release
In conjunction with the Sex Abuse Treatment Center of Kapi`olani Women and Children Hospital, the Molokai Child Abuse Prevention Pathways wants to encourage everyone to be an advocate for respect.
Respect means to show regard or consideration for the following situations.
Sexual Violence is non-discriminatory, it happens to anyone of any age, sexual preference, social/economic class, it does not care who you are. However, friends and family members can have an open discussion about the respectful ways to respond to someone who discloses sexual abuse.
Here are reminders to go by that are respectful:
- Believe the victim
- Remind and encourage the “victim” that it is not his/her fault
- Encourage the victim that there is help available when they are ready
Kids, always remember if a friend or family member is in serious danger, tell a trusted adult as soon as possible.