Both the adults and the kids cry often but data collectors must not confuse their role with the families' service providers. It must be noted that the study has gone through several layers of ethical review and nevertheless, the stories trouble those who hear them. In some cases, children feel safe enough to make horrific disclosures for the first time.
John Miller is an award-winning novelist who also does consulting work for not-for-profit organizations. His first novel, The Featherbed (2002: Dundurn) received stellar reviews and his second novel, A Sharp Intake of Breath (2007: Dundurn) won the Beatrice & Martin Fischer Award in Fiction. Find him online at johnmiller.ca, on Twitter at @john_miller_ca or on Facebook at facebook.com/johnmillerwriter. John holds a graduate degree in international development from the Institute of Social Studies in The Netherlands and writes a blog called People in Your Neighbourhood.
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