The effects of abuse aren’t just physical and can last a lifetime.
Wesley Hogue is a featured survivor in Stewards of Children® and is committed to preventing child sexual abuse and protecting children. This April, he’s teamed up with Darkness to Light again to share more about how sexual abuse impacted his life, both as a child when the abuse occurred and as an adult to this day.
In his final video for Child Abuse Awareness Month, Wesley explains the social impact that abuse has had on his life, both after disclosure of the abuse and today.
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4 responses to “Wesley’s Story – The Social Impact of Abuse”
I am a victim of child sexual abuse by a very close family member. I would like to help children get through this and have them know they are not alone. My question is how to find somewhere to help.
Hi Lisa. One of the best resources to help may be right in your community. Look for your local child advocacy center. Child advocacy centers pull together law enforcement, criminal justice, child protective services, and medical and mental health workers onto one coordinated team that can help children and families dealing with abuse. Reach out to a child advocacy center in your area to see what local resources are available. You can also check out the Darkness to Light resource page for tips and tools.
Wow! Very inspiring story!
I am a survivor of child sexual abuse and was very inspired by your story.