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A Broken Safety Net

Every time that a case of abused children comes to light, the media compete for the most sensational title, in a frenzy of "revelations" about "monsters" and what they did to the innocent. But once the noise dies down, the same mistakes by those responsible to protect children are repeated. Efforts by conscientious professionals help to alleviate some of the pain, but are not enough to counter the deficiencies of a system that fails to prevent abuse or care for survivors.