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S.E.S.A.M.E. is grateful to Paul and Addie for submitting their stories of survival.  In addition to their courageous stories, they were both kind enough to share with us the impact that our organization has made on them. Please take a minute to read their stories!

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SESAME Board of Advisors Member, Mary Lou Bensy's study published in Journal of Child Sexual Abuse

Abstract:

This study presents results from the first nationwide survey of students with disabilities who were sexually maltreated in American schools.   The web survey results, which were mostly provided by caregivers, parents/guardians and professional advocates, illuminate the types of sexual maltreatment committed, the characteristics of the victims and the abusers, where in the school setting the maltreatment occurred, the manner in which the maltreatment was reported, and the school’s response to the maltreatment.  More than two-thirds of the maltreated students experienced at least one form of contact sexual abuse, and fully 35% of all incidences of maltreatment occurred more than ten times.  The majority of the incidences of maltreatment were committed by school personnel.  The web-based survey was widely distributed electronically over an 8.5 month period in 2010. A total of 352 survey responses were collected from respondents in 41 U.S. states.

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New Survivor Stories and Testimonials

S.E.S.A.M.E. is grateful to Paul and Addie for submitting their stories of survival.  In addition to their courageous stories, they were both kind enough to share with us the impact that our organization has made on them. Please take a minute to read their stories!

Paul's Story...

Addie's Story...

Or click here to browse all of our survivor stories.

Are you a survivor that would like to share your story?  We understand that re-living your experience may be difficult, but if you are willing, you may do so here (Submit a story).  We get calls and emails every day from victims of educator sexual abuse who say that reading stories from other survivors is incredibly helpful.  We thank you for your courage!

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