Abuse. Some Reach Out. Many Suffer in Silence


Date: 11-13-07

By: Ex Baba admin

At Barry Pittard's blogsite - http://barrypittard.wordpress.com - you can read the article:

Abuse. Some Reach Out. Many Suffer in Silence



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"Some former devotees with accounts of male sexual abuse by Sathya Sai Baba, and in some cases by those close to him, accept the importance of professional counseling but so many do not avail themselves of it, even though we do our best to organize properly accredited, culturally appropriate and experienced professional counseling, whether by former Sai devotee or other therapists from wider communities. Where individuals are not able readily to afford this, there has been no demand by professionals for fees"

"Survivors can go into denial and suppression, failing to reach out. A humane and responsible organization would do its best to support those who feel trepidant about seeking professional counseling as well as those open to receiving it. The international Sathya Sai Organization, like other groups in cover up mode, has profoundly and repeatedly failed in the duty-of-care and accountability areas"