January 15, 2020
Lace up your shoes for child sexual abuse victims who can’t yet tie theirs
In my line of work, I am often horrified – rarely shocked. A survivor myself, I’ve spent nearly two decades fighting to prevent childhood sexual a…
Lauren’s Kids is based in South Florida and educates adults and children about sexual abuse prevention through in-school curricula, awareness campaigns and speaking engagements around the country and the world. Our mission is to prevent sexual abuse through education and awareness, and to help survivors heal with guidance and support.
Come walk with us to make a difference! Join Lauren's Kids February 4-6 at the Florida Capitol as we walk 42+ hours - day and night - to advocate for change and honor the 42 million survivors of child sexual abuse living in the U. S. today. Register for one or more 15 minutes shifts, become a sponsor, watch us LIVE, or participate from home.
Child sexual abuse is a silent epidemic. It occurs at every socioeconomic level, across ethnic and cultural lines, within all religions and at all levels of education. When sexual abuse does occur, 75% of child victims do not disclose within a year – 45% keep their abuse a secret for at least 5 years, many stay silent for decades, and some never tell.
But 95% of this abuse is preventable through education and awareness – and with guidance and support, victims can heal into thriving survivors. Together, we can shine light into dark places.