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  • An Unimaginable Act: Overcoming and Preventing Child Abuse Through Erin’s Law

    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.

  • Caregivers: How to Keep Lines of Communication Open

    PDF: Here are suggestions for what to do to open and maintain the lines of communication between yourself and the children in your world.

  • Caring for Yourself

    PDF: As you demonstrate self-care, your child learns by example to do the same. Both you and your child will then have more energy to deal with grief and other challenges related to child abuse.

  • Darkness to Light

    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.

  • Finding courage to talk about child sexual abuse

    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.

  • How childhood trauma affects health across a lifetime

    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.

  • Journey to the Heart: 365-Day Guide to Thriving after Trauma

    Book: Written as a 365-day guide for your healing journey, Journey to the Heart considers how the truth for each day applies to your past, present, and the trauma you survived.

  • National Children’s Alliance

    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.

  • Parenting a Child Who Has Experienced Trauma

    PDF: This factsheet from the Child Welfare Information Gateway discusses the nature of trauma, its effects on children and youth, and ways to help your child.

  • Sesame Street in Communities

    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.

  • Teaching Body Safety Rules

    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.

  • The Deepest Well: Healing the Long-Term Effects of Childhood Adversity

    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.