We believe that children have an absolute right to safety and non-violence. We further believe that childhood sexual violence is rooted in the misuse of power and is an oppressive form of abusive power. Therefore, we believe that the elimination of childhood sexual abuse is linked with the elimination of all other forms of oppression, whether local or global such as sexism, racism, classism, anti-semitism and homophobia. The Healing Circle, Inc. is actively working against all forms of oppression while simultaneously creating safe environments for all children, for ourselves, our communities, and our world.