WCSAP wants to provide you resources and share our thoughts on the Penn State Sandusky case. We are deeply saddened by the sexual abuse experienced and the lack of intervention for these youth.
We are further saddened by the reality that 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys will be sexually abused by the age of 18. Prevention of sexual violence is the responsibility of adults. It is imperative that as adults we create safe environments, break the silence about sexual violence, reduce barriers to reporting, and engage in active bystander intervention.
We hope that from this tragedy individuals will have heightened awareness of sexual violence and become advocates of change; that there will be increased offender and bystander accountability; and that the strength of sexual assault survivors is recognized and honored.