Our Chief Executive Officer Neela Lockel was featured in today’s Newsday, Long Island’s leading newspaper. In an opinion piece, titled ‘Child Sexual Abuse Must be Reported,’ Lockel talked about how most perpetrators of child sexual abuse are someone the child knows or someone the child’s family trusts.
“At EAC Network, we are well aware of the prevalence of child abuse, and its devastating effect on our own children and their families when left unaddressed,” Lockel wrote. “We are so proud of the courageous survivors coming forward to disclose the abuse they say they endured as youth in the Babylon school district. However, this is a stark reminder of laws in place regarding mandated reporting that should have stopped this abuse from continuing.”
You can read the whole article here.