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Sex abuse prevention expands to Hispanic residents in Medford, Oregon

A$50,000 federal grant is allowing the Children’s Advocacy Center to get Spanish-language messages about preventing child abuse out into the Hispanic community, said Marlene Mish, executive director. In the past, Mish has had to bring a translator while performing Darkness to Light outreach education about child sexual abuse within the Hispanic community. SEVEN STEPS TO PROTECT CHILDREN FROM SEXUAL ABUSE • Learn the facts and understand the risks: Realities — not trust — should influence your decisions regarding children. • Minimize opportunity: If you eliminate …

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Why Kids Don’t Tell by Marlene Mish, Director of the Child Advocacy Center of Jackson County

One of the most frequent questions we get from the community is why kids don’t tell anyone about abuse, keep it a secret for so long, or never tell at all. A few facts will help us: Researchers tell us that only about 30% of abused children tell an adult or ask for help. Girls tell more often than boys. In fact, most boys never breathe a word of abuse, especially if it’s sexual, for their entire lives. And those who do often delay their …

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