Time to Tell, and Talk, about Child Sexual Abuse

Sexual  violence on college campuses has been in the news this week. But it happens off campus too, all too often to children, like in the case of the the Sandusky abuse scandal at Penn State. A 2010 incident closer to home now has a group of therapists and performers talking about prevention.  This weekend, a workshop called “Time to Tell” is taking place in Easthampton, Massachusetts — the town where the director of the Pioneer Arts Center of Easthampton — or PACE — was accused of raping a 14-year-old girl who took classes at the center. David Freid Oppenheim was found guilty of five counts of child rape and was sentenced to 5 to 7 years in prison.  Donna Jenson and Joan Tabachnick are among those who came up with the idea to integrate theater and writing to get people talking about ways to stop child sexual abuse. They spoke with New England Public Radio’s Jill Kaufman