August 3, 2020
News & Blog
Ten years on, child abuse survivors’ fight for justice continues
When I first began to speak out against child sexual abuse, sharing my own story coupled with the message that “it’s OK to tell,” I was brought …
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.
With social distancing, school closures, and the COVID-19 pandemic upon us, Lauren’s Kids is sharing resources and activities to keep kids safe both in the real world and online. And – join us every Monday at 12:30 p.m. for LIVE discussions and Q&A sessions with safety, education, and psychology experts.
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.