Today I want to direct your attention to a fabulous blog I stumbled across by accident or fate- I like to think there are no coincidences and we end up where we are meant to.
DreamCatchers for Abused Children
From the site: We are an official non-profit 501(c)3 child abuse organization on a mission to educate the public on child abuse prevention & awareness.
I wrote a comment on the blog and asked if they would mind if I featured them- I got a reply from one of the founders, Donna M Kshir. I have been spending time perusing the site and I have to say you will find a wealth of information that will not only open your eyes, but I believe help steer you in the right direction if you or someone you know needs help.
We started the blog for many reasons, but the most important to create awareness and educate the public on the signs, symptom and long term affects of abuse. Too many people are uneducated about child abuse. I know, I was one of them until I meant Sandra Potter and became part of the Dreamcatchers for Abused Children organization.
I thank God every day that neither myself nor my children have ever been affected by abuse, but just because I have personally not been affected... doesn't mean I will close my eyes or pretend child abuse doesn't exist. In my opinion, there are too many people that pretend child abuse is non-existent, and these abused children deserve more.
Abuse is a taboo subject and it goes unspoken. The statistics are higher than ever before. I strongly believe abusers are educated on how to manipulate children, and the innocent and naive lack such a hardcore education.
I want children and parents to know abusers can be a parent, relative, family friend or anyone. They can be a man or woman, married or single. They can hold any religious belief, and have any sexual preference.
Education or intelligence doesn’t prevent them from molesting your child. Abusers easily convince your child they are responsible for their wrongful behavior. Abusers are good at manipulating children causing that child protect them.
Sandra and I want all this to change. We want ALL children to be safe and feel protected in their own homes, and not have to fear the people they are suppose to love and trust the most. I am proud to be President of Dreamcatchers for Abused Children, and I am extremely honored to work with Sandra. Her dedication to educating the public and helping those who have been inflicted by child abuse is an incredible and selfless act of kindness. I am proud not only to call her a business partner and co-author, but a friend!
I believe if our work helps even one child, we are well on our way of succeeding at our goals. Together I know we CAN and WILL make a difference!
Please, go read up and make yourself aware - no child deserves to suffer, no abuser deserves to get away with it.
Thanks for reading, everyone. Please post your Safe Sunday posts here and remember to link back here so we can make sure to get the word out as far and wide as we can. It does matter, it will make a difference.
As always, feel free to grab the Mr. Linky for your blog, I made it public so anyone who wants to help can!