Prevention

Flavia's Journey of Childhood Sexual Abuse and Her Courageous Victory

Flavia is a survivor of childhood sexual abuse at the hands of multiple perpetrators including several men in her neighborhood as well as older peers. Flavia talks honestly about how her abuse happened and the reasons she didn't tell her family. She also shares the impact it has had on her life and her hope for all survivors. 

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Announcing the Release of 8 Ways to Create their Fate

I am happy to announce today that my first book 8 Ways to Create their Fate: Protecting the Sexual Innocence of Children in Youth-Serving Organizations is available. The official release date is April 14, 2015, just in time for Child Abuse Awareness and Sexual Assault Prevention month.

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California Governor Signs a Bill Authorizing Schools to Teach Students Sexual Abuse and Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention

On September 29, 2014, California Governor signs a version of Erin's Law, requiring the State Department of Education to prepare and provide a curriculum framework for child sexual abuse awareness and prevention training for children. The bill also authorizes schools to deliver such training but fell short of my hope in that it only encourages the state board to consider including age appropriate training, but does not require it.  Still a huge step in the right direction!

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