Why It’s So Hard to Talk About Child Abuse

Originally published on ACEs Connection on April 3, 2017 By Svava Brooks. April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Every year at this time I’m reminded of when I began educating people about how to prevent child sexual abuse. Adults have a hard time talking about child abuse, especially child …

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Sylvia Goalen’s Story

I’m writing to share the importance of protecting children. I told my story in Darkness to Light’s Stewards of Children(R) training so that I could help educate adults on how to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. I want people everywhere to know that no child has …

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My Survivor Story – Souraya Pinkston

As a survivor of child sexual abuse I’m writing to you with a story of hope, because I believe organizations like Darkness to Light have the power to better protect children from sexual abuse. My abuse started when I was 5 years old, by a cousin who often visited. Then …

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Why We Should Care

A few weeks ago Darkness to Light has shared a video that illustrates their vision of a world without child sexual abuse. The video shares what is possible when adults are empowered and educated to prevent child sexual abuse from happening, or intervene when abuse is suspected. Darkness to Light …

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