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Published: 4/30/2013

Child sex-abuse training

BY MATT THOMPSON
BLADE STAFF WRITER

Child sex abuse is a topic most people don't want to discuss, avoiding it so they don't feel uncomfortable.

The fact is, it is a problem and a danger we have to guard our kids against. 

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When I received a press release from the Perrysburg Schools about a child sex abuse training I thought it was something I should look into. After a three-hour training session Monday night, I'm glad I did. 

The training taught me what "abuse groomers," do to manipulate a child and family. I learned how it is usually people you trust, not strangers. I also sadly found out how common it is. One out of six boys, and one out of four girls encounter sexual abuse, according to the Stewards of Children. I have five brothers, so according to those stats, one of us logically would have been a victim.

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