River Bridge Voices: Let the Words Fall Out

Welcome to River Bridge Regional Center's Blog. A space to share stories, experiences, and the perspective of children and families who utilize our services, the staff who work here, and other professionals dedicated to fighting child abuse.   



  • HIStory So, I have struggled with putting these words on paper because until now I’ve felt it wasn’t my story to share, but HIS story.  It’s the story of 2 amazing people – my husband and our youngest son.  I’ve been writing about our family for the past couple of years, but have avoided tackling the most important part of our family HIStory.    But recently my husband and son have OK’d my sharing THEIR stories and through it all, I now realize it is OUR story to share.    In 2015, we learned that our youngest and then 16-year-old son had been molested when he was 12.  He had gone to a sleepover at a friend ...
    Posted Jul 13, 2017, 10:46 AM by Bridget Derkash
  • Bravery, Hope, Resiliency Myth: “Child abuse doesn’t happen in my community, it can’t happen in my family.” Yes, it does. Much more often than you think.    I know that most people are not naive enough to think that child abuse doesn't happen, but like most difficult topics it is common to think, “Not here, not in my community” or “Yeah, I know it happens, but out of sight out of mind.” 1 out of 3 Girls and 1 out of 5 Boys experience child sexual abuse before they reach 18   90% of Child sexual abuse victims know their perpetrator  68% are abused by a family member I am a Forensic Interviewer at River Bridge Regional Center based in Glenwood Springs ...
    Posted Jun 16, 2017, 12:14 PM by Bridget Derkash
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