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From WCCO News:
The serious accusations are prompting some serious conversations.
“This is a good opportunity to talk to kids about this: what a good touch is, what a bad touch is, what a good relationship is with a coach, with a teacher,” Ashley Taylor-Gouge of the Sexual Violence Center in Minneapolis said.
As an advocate at the Sexual Violence Center, she says these public confessionals are empowering.
“Speaking out has such a powerful impact on people. It takes just one person to share their story and people get a little bit of recognition. And other people see that and say, ‘It wasn’t just me, it didn’t just happen to me,” she said.
Taylor-Gouge says, “I hope that their voices are heard, I hope that we start to listen to kids when they tell us something has happened.”
If you need tips on how to talk to your children about sexual assault, learn more at the RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) website.