Tuesday, January 31, 2012


 St.Mary's former principal Sister Harrriett's introduced the Vitrus workshop. Sister Harriett's work shop was mad up of films and discussions, these film that we watched made a huge impact on me. It was very disturbing  to hear that children were being sexual abused. Their stories were very graphic, and emotions were present as they told their stories they were very hard for me to listen to. It honestly made me upset that individuals would be treated the way these people were treated, and all the suffering that they have to put up with. When the two male abusers talked in the video and told the viewers their tricks that they had to get the children comfortable around them and how they didn't show any remorse was very disturbing and made me uncomfortable. However, it was important to hear and watch this video along with discussing it in class because it is common and happens all throughout the world. It is important to be able to detect situations like these because it could very well have tremendous negative impact on someones life and its wrong. Sister Harriett made it clear that if I need to call someone do not call the police because then they ask for your name, call the hotline so you remain unanimous. The hotline will call social services and the social workers will investigate and take it from there. If you do not report these types of situations problems may occur such as the Syracuse and Penn State incident.When people do not take action they leave opportunities and do not fulfill their job requirements which can lead to innocent children being abused. Overall, this workshop has  opened my eyes and has changed the way i view people at a park or in a enclosed environment I know now to always keep a eye open to anything suspicious that may occur.      

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