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Horses Help Sexual Abuse Survivors To Heal

Posted by Sandra On March - 18 - 2012

Christine Ackerman said she often finds it difficult to talk to people about the sexual abuse she endured as a child. But Ackerman, 31, said she had no trouble talking to Pilot, the horse she came to know in a program called EAST or Equine Assisted Survivors of Trauma.

The program is a partnership of the Bluegrass Rape Crisis Center and Central Kentucky Riding for Hope at the Kentucky Horse Park. Its creation stems from a desire to expand the riding program’s mental health programming at the Kentucky Horse Park and the rape crisis center’s commitment to offer cutting-edge healing opportunities to survivors of sexual violence. READ MORE HERE

By the time you finish reading this, 15 children will have been abused; In the next five minutes, 30 more; Within the next hour, 360 more; And by tonight, close to 8,000+ children will have suffered from abuse, 5 of which will die. Child abuse has increased 134% since 1980 and is now considered a worldwide epidemic. The high jump in child abuse deaths and the shocking increase in statistics highlights the frightening lack of public knowledge.
Educate Yourself--Learn the Facts--It may Just Save a Child's Life!!

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