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Sex Abuse Expert Discusses the Challenges of Coming Forward

By Craig Vernon

Having represented many hundreds of survivors of sexual abuse, the attorneys at JVW applaud this reporting explaining why survivors do not report sexual abuse or wait to report until much later in life.  Understanding this phenomena is important to parents to protect their children and for all of us to realize that so many people are suffering in silence because of horrific abuse suffered as children or early in live as a vulnerable adult.   When survivors come forward, let us listen, and not ask “why did it take so long.”

CBS – “‘No’ is the easiest lie to tell”: A child sex abuse expert on the challegnes of coming forward:
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/sex-abuse-expert-on-the-challenges-of-coming-forward/