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.
PDF: No matter how much you love your child, if you totally neglect your own needs, you may lose your ability to function as an effective caregiver. This document offers tips for self care and includes a grief worksheet.
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.
Book: Corinne’s friend, Annie, is alarmed when Corinne suddenly becomes withdrawn and, through a series of letters, gets her to reveal her frightening secret, but then she must convince Corinne to tell someone who can help.
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.
Book: Healing Days is a book designed to be used in therapy for young children and functions as an excellent resource for those who have experienced physical or sexual abuse, or other trauma. Readers will follow four children as they learn ways to cope with their own trauma.
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.