For generations, a silent cry has arisen from within “my people,” the Conservative Anabaptist (CA) community, among whom I grew up: Who will listen, among us, to the cries and plight of abuse victims? Whether due to sexual abuse, neglect, emotional abuse, or other failures to protect, victims have long been voiceless. Long, they have gone seemingly unnoticed. In For the Sake of a Child: Love, Safety, and Abuse in Our Plain Communities, Allen Hoover and Dr. Jeanette Harder answer this question with: We have heard. We will respond. [First paragraph]
Metzger, Trudy. 2020. "Review of: Hoover, Allen, and Jeanette Harder. 2019. For the Sake of a Child: Love, Safety, and Abuse in Our Plain Communities. Stoneboro, PA: Ridgeway Publishing. 128pp., p/b, $9.99." Journal of Amish and Plain Anabaptist Studies 8(1):103-05.