Did you see it?
I am talking about the recent 2-part Oprah Show with 200 adult males who were victims of childhood sexual abuse. According to Oprah, this was the first time this ever happened on television.
The show came to fruition through an interview Oprah did with her friend Tyler Perry. Tyler was sexually abused as a young boy by several men and a woman and he had the guts to talk about it with Oprah.
The statistics say that 1 in 4 girls was sexually abused as a child, and that 1 in 6 boys was sexually abused.
Boys just don't talk about it. And of course many girls don't either.
Let them talk about it.
We let them talk at Community Partners of Dallas. Every Tuesday night we provide sexual abuse group treatment for victims and their non-offending family members. They talk about it.
Last night one of the teen girls told her group that with their help she had finally mustered up the courage to call in a police report on her ex-boyfriend who had repeatedly sexually assaulted her.
Talking can heal.