Preventing sexual violence against children and teens
Youth Eastside ServicesPress
Marie* first came to Youth Eastside Services (YES) because her friends told trusted adults at her school that she was self-harming—cutting her own arms until they bled. At first, Marie showed little interest in opening up to her counselor, but as they developed a trusting relationship, the counselor was able to identify the cause of Marie’s shame, anxiety, depression and low self-esteem: She had been sexually abused. Read more in the Redmond Reporter.