Thursday, June 14, 2012

Sexual Assault Prevention Program Launched for People with Special Needs in St. Louis

ST. LOUIS -- Many parents feel they don’t know how to have "the talk" with their children. For Janet Bowen, whose son has cerebral palsy, the process took years as she struggled to explain the facts of life in a way he would understand.
“I was trying to find the right way to present the information to him so he could understand because he did have some language difficulties,” Bowen said. “A lot of times it was repetitive. It was a difficult thing.”
This is not the only difficulty that parents of children with developmental disabilities face. More than 90 percent of people with developmental disabilities will experience sexual abuse, according to a press release from YWCA Metro St. Louis.
Now, a new program seeks to address these issues in St. Louis.

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