We are a survivor-led team from diverse backgrounds who have all experienced sexual abuse in childhood, and we talk publicly about our experiences to help others understand trauma, CSA and the difficulties people face in speaking out. The Flying Child Project aims to challenge the stigma and shame of CSA, challenge stereotypes of the abused child, encourage open discussion about a topic that makes people feel uncomfortable, and examine the reasons behind the silence.
We recognise that some professionals in society are ‘first responders’ with regards to children who are experiencing abuse and older survivors who may or may not have disclosed. Whilst it is not necessarily the professional’s responsibility to prevent the abuse from occurring in the first place, it is within their scope to be able to create an environment that enables the abused individual to have a voice in an otherwise silent world.
The Flying Child Project puts faces to the silent statistics regarding CSA and allows professionals the opportunity to meet survivors of childhood trauma, to help them to visualise the long-term impact of this abuse, and the role that the professional may play in influencing change.
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If we can share our story with someone who responds with empathy and understanding, shame can’t survive.Brené Brown http://Brenebrown.com