Where Do We Go From Here

"The very word 'secrecy' is repugnant in a free and open society; and we are as a people inherently and historically opposed to secret societies, to secret oaths, and to secret proceedings." John F. Kennedy 

For anyone already aware of the issue of child maltreatment, it may be an oversight on the statistics as they are often ignored.  However, movies and celebrities have been making the issue more apparent for those who have suffered and for those who never knew or cared about the issue.  The blog I am posting concerns many aspects of abuse outside the norms of conventional thinking and will attempt to come to methods of resolving an age old issue of displacement.  In the current world, we are living in times of astronomical proportions and all these factors can be overwhelming and the due course of this blog is education.  Once a person understands the world they live in then they will gather the necessary tools to make due and push forward in life.  One thing is that discouragement can pull people back into old and backwards habits.  Child abuse issues is global, from a slap to a grab to a nasty touch a child is to learn about their environment.  Children are often given much less credit than they deserve but it is the adult protection that is often elusive, especially in today's times.  

There is much talk about the secrecy of child abuse but there is government secrecy that has infiltrated our daily lives and threatens the principles of democracy and the Constitution.  The views of this blogger comes from an American standpoint and I aim to help others understand we can no longer sit and be idle.  The Washington Post has a segment called Top Secret America that should be examine and explored by every American.  In this concept the ideals that child abuse has remained in secrecy is with the same sentiment of how other adults hold secrets of their own.  

In exploring child abuse, a person could feel lost and overburdened to the point that it becomes pointless. Researchers have spent countless hours in scientific studies as well as other professions within the scope of maltreated children, from the police, lawyers, physicians, psychologists and scholars, the monumental task is daunting.  If the research of child abuse and the definitions of what constitutes maltreatment are clearly defined and explained then what more can be done?   The evidence currently shows that the last field of study that’s increased in the rise of popularity is in the social sciences.  Under a microscope the subject matter is disturbing and fascinating as people attempt to understand the victimization of the littlest in our population.  Perhaps the field of psychohistory can assist in understanding the cultural perspectives of child victimization.  Often rituals and in some cases the annihilation of children (Nazi Germany) have overlooked regarding the pathology of adult offenders.  Research must then go back to the times when man-made laws defined the ages for children, the legalities of their rights and protections and the changes over the last few decades, for example the age of consent or age to drink.  In addition the issue of child sexual abuse and incest had not been concepts that were correlated by law till the last couple of decades, even though incest has plagued humanity since the earliest days of civilization.  Consequently, children's rights are a relatively new concept.

". . . once our eyes are opened we can't pretend we don't know what to do. God, who weighs our hearts and keeps our souls, knows that we know, and holds us responsible to act . " ~ Proverbs 24:12