The purpose of the Clothing Project is not to discourage modesty or to belittle those who choose to dress conservatively. The Clothing Project graphically and viscerally demonstrates that modesty does not protect people from sexual assault.
You may have read Misty Griffin’s story, “Tears of the Silenced”. Now, she is circulating a petition to require all teachers to have training in mandatory reporting, and for all schools to provide training for children to prevent sexual assault.
On Saturday, March 4, Hope Anne Dueck, along Mary Byler and Ruth Ann Brubaker, attended the Amish Abuse Awareness Conference in Middlefield, OH.
Dr. Tara Mitchell and Mary Byler are conducting research on experiences of child sexual abuse, particularly in conservative religious groups like the Anabaptists. They have worked with others to create a survey about child sexual abuse.
If we wish to help offenders, we MUST offer them only quality, best practice information and resources.