That’s the goal of author, Linda Garner in her new book, “Some Secrets Hurt”.
The numbers are staggering: one in four girls will be sexually abused before they turn eighteen, and one in six boys. More than two-thirds of all reported victims of sexual abuse are younger than eighteen years old, and more than half of those are younger than twelve. Thirty percent of all children who are victims of sexual abuse will never tell anyone.
Some Secrets Hurt tells the story of Maggie, a young victim of sexual abuse who finds the courage to tell. It educates parent and child alike and encourages children to find the strength to tell if they are being victimized. It also gives parents a forum to discuss these sensitive issues with their children and find support and help if needed. Some Secrets Hurt includes a guide for parents and suggestions on what to do if your child has been sexually abused.
(From the cover jacket: Some Secrets Hurt)
Some Secrets Hurt is available at Deseret Book and other local bookstores.