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.   



Let the Words Fall Out

  • 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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