Everything Has Changed: Abuse Prevention at Camp in the Age of #MeToo

is the title of a November 2019 American Camping Association (ACA) The CampLine article by Kevin A. Trapani. Trapani writes, for years, experts reported that one in four children would be sexually abused by the time they reach 18. That number has recently been revised to one in 10 (Darkness to Light, 2015). Yet whatever the numbers, the stark reality is the same — if your camp has welcomed hundreds of campers each year, and if it’s been doing so for any length of time at all, then it is absolutely certain that you will have cared for survivors of abuse. Disturbingly, it would be surprising to learn that some form of abuse had not happened in your programs at some point in your camp’s history. The good news is there is now a tremendous opportunity to make changes — changes that have been a very long time coming. Click HERE to read the full article.

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