40% of child sexual abuse happens at the hands of a family member. In these cases, kids may not feel comfortable telling someone at home; talking about it at school let's kids know there are trusted adults outside their home who they can talk to and who will help. In addition, educating kids in school can extend the reach of vital prevention information that may not be being shared at home.
Diane Cranley Interviews:
Melissa Curk, MSW - Melissa Curk is a Licensed Social Worker in Chicago. She is the executive director and founder of Kids Have Hope. She is dedicated to preventing and stopping child abuse through education and empowering students in a school setting. Melissa teaches children how to stay safe, how to tell, and that abuse is never their fault. She also teaches parents and teachers how to detect, report, and prevent child abuse.