Preventing and healing
child sexual abuse require equal parts of caring, optimism and pragmatism.
We must care deeply for our children, be optimistic about human
being's capabilities for change and be pragmatic how to work with
children and the larger community to bring about positive transformation.
Tulir-CPHCSA assumes that caring and optimism
already reside within the majority of people and thus focuses on
the pragmatic - how to translate the abstract notions of prevention
and healing into a blueprint for action.
Prevention has increasingly gained recognition
as the most prudent and cost effective strategy for addressing child
sexual abuse. More importantly prevention, through the concept of
Personal Safety Education, works to allow every child the right
to feel safe all the time.
However, while prevention skills of children
and vigilance of parents and adults do not guarantee that no child
will ever be hurt, Tulir-CPHCSA believes proactivity and timeliness
are the essence to an appropriate response.
Basic to Tulir-CPHCSA's philosophy of supporting
abused children in their journey of healing is belief in the innate
ability of the human spirit to prevail and every child's unique
strengths and resilience. Furthermore Tulir-CPHCSA recognizes the
significance of family and community in a child's life, and is committed
to working holistically towards empowering children triumph over
abuse and towards normalcy.