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The Marcia Engel Story: Sexual Abuse in the Foster Care System

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The trauma for children who are ripped from abusive homes - even in an attempt to rescue them from abusive family members- can be devastating. But imagine the horror of being subject to sexual abuse while in the foster home that is supposed to be a refuge or "safe haven." This is too often the case for many children who have been in the foster-care system. In fact, according to a study conducted by John Hopkins University, the rate of sexual abuse within the foster-care system is more than four times as high as in the general population. What is also quite disturbing is how easy it is for a normal family to have a child removed from their home and placed in an abusive foster home. This broadcast will explore the disturbing true story of Marcia Engel, who was sexually abused while in foster care. My Time to Tell promotes healing and prevention of Revictimization fom Sexual Abuse through Peer Support and Giving Voice to Victims and Empowering Survivors.

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