Book: By sharing her personal journey through the pain she has suffered at the hands of her perpetrators, author and advocate Erin Merryn proves that one person can make a difference in the lives of others.
Website: Based in South Carolina, Darkness to Light is a nonprofit working to end child sexual abuse by educating, raising awareness, sharing resources, and fostering a network of committed prevention advocates.
Video: In this inspirational talk by Jill Tolles, we are challenged to find the courage to have this conversation and be a hero for the 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys who are effected by this silent epidemic.
Video: Pediatrician Nadine Burke Harris, M.D., explains how repeated stress of abuse, neglect and parents struggling with mental health or substance abuse issues has real, tangible effects on the development of the brain. Transcripción disponible en español.
Website: Formed in 1988, the National Children’s Alliance has been providing support, technical assistance, and quality assurance for CACs, while serving as a voice for abused children for more than 25 years.
Website: Sesame Street in Communities features hundreds of bilingual multimedia tools to help kids and families enrich and expand their knowledge during the early years of birth through six, a critical window for brain development.
PDF: It is important for caregivers to talk to their children about their bodies and safety rules. This list teaches children about appropriate boundaries and to tell their caregiver if anyone violates those boundaries, which makes children less vulnerable to sexual abuse.
Book: For anyone who has faced a difficult childhood, or who cares about the millions of children who do, the innovative and acclaimed health interventions outlined in The Deepest Well will represent vitally important hope for change.