13 Red Flags: How to Identify Organizations Failing to Address Child Sexual Abuse

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 1. Lack of transparency:   Such environments tend to operate under a veil of secrecy and discourage open dialogue regarding child sexual ab...



 1. Lack of transparency: 

Such environments tend to operate under a veil of secrecy and discourage open dialogue regarding child sexual abuse.


2. Power imbalances

Typically, there is a clear power dynamic, where authority figures hold significant control and influence over women and children, making it easier for abuse to go unnoticed or unreported.

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3. Inadequate policies and procedures: 

Homes, churches, schools, workplaces, and organizations that lack proper protocols for preventing and responding to child sexual abuse, sexual harassment, or rape create an environment where abuse can persist.

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4. Failure to screen and train staff/volunteers

If individuals working with children are not adequately vetted, including undergoing background checks and receiving proper training on recognizing and preventing abuse, the risk can be higher.



5. Disregard for red flags and allegations: When homes, churches, or organizations dismiss or overlook warning signs or allegations of child sexual abuse, it perpetuates a culture that allows the abuse to continue.

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6. Culture of disbelief or victim-blaming

Environments that foster skepticism or disbelief towards victims' accounts of abuse can make it extremely difficult for survivors to come forward, ensuring the abuse persists.

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7. Absence of reporting mechanisms

If there are no clear, accessible methods for reporting abuse within these settings, children may be discouraged or fearful of reporting their experiences to authorities.



8. Lack of independent oversight

Without external monitoring or accountability, homes, churches, or organizations can evade detection and continue fostering an environment where child sexual abuse can flourish.



9. Cult-like behaviors or ideologies

Certain homes, churches, schools, industries, workplaces, or organizations that operate under cult-like structures or exhibit extreme and controlling ideologies may increase the risk of child sexual abuse going unrecognized or condoned.

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10. Insufficient cooperation with law enforcement: Homes, churches, schools, workplaces or organizations that fail to cooperate fully with law enforcement investigations into child sexual abuse enable the abuse to persist and perpetrators to go unpunished. 




11. Female responsibility for male desires

Males are not responsible for controlling their own desires. Women and even very young girls are capable of tempting males into the act of raping them.  Women are responsible for making sure that males are not tempted or aroused rather than males being responsible for their own thoughts and bodies. 


12. Male supremacy:

The thoughts, feelings, desires, and intellectual capacity of males (including those that society deems as feminine characteristics) are placed above those of females. 

"Women and children serve males."

"Women and children obey males."

"Women and children are less valuable than males."

"Women are what males tell them that they are."

"Women are not capable of being smarter than males."

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13 Low- No Accountability

Abusers and violators are not held accountable.  Accusers, victims, and Survivors are rushed to "forgive."

Accusers, victims, and Survivors are persuaded to be silent.

Accusers, victims, and Survivors are pushed to "let it go."

Accusers, victims, and Survivors are urged "not to judge".

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