It’s a call that she’s made several times throughout her career. But it only took one unmade call to change her life.
“I kept thinking, ‘This is an awesome family. This can’t be,’” she said during the Stewards of Children workshop Thursday night.
Nancy Corley, director of Project CARE and leader of the workshop, said it’s a phenomenon known as the ostrich effect.
“We don’t want to believe this can happen in my home, in my organization,” Corley said of child sexual abuse. “We want to believe it’s the stranger in the park. It’s so much harder to believe it’s someone close to you that you love and trust.”
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