Hadassah is a kind, often smiling woman. She dons a shaitel and dresses modestly. She is a wife and mother. She is also a survivor of sexual abuse. Sexual abuse is not discussed often enough, but we know it exists in our community. We know that it exists in every community. I commend Hadassah, who we will refer to by first name only, for speaking about her journey to healing. I thank Hadassah for her bravery and vulnerability, and encourage everyone to check out the show notes, as Hadassah has compiled a list of resources that have helped her in her healing journey. For those of you who are listening and have survived sexual abuse, you're not alone. I urge you to find the support you need, to find those rays of hope.
Rachel discusses the importance of teaching children about safety over the summer and beyond. She discusses what to tell children about their bodies and what to do if someone has violated their personal space or bodies. She also speaks about how parents should speak and act with a child who has been a victim of sexual abuse.