Child sexual abuse can be a difficult subject to talk about, but did you know that 1 in 3 girls and 1 in 5 boys will be a victim of sexual abuse before the age of 18? Unfortunately, child abuse is all too common and can occur at every socioeconomic level, across ethnic and cultural lines, within all religions and at all levels of education. While the stats are staggering, the solution is clear: 95 percent of child sexual abuse is preventable through education and awareness. Here at Lauren’s Kids, we are dedicated to raising awareness by educating people about child sexual abuse prevention in Tallahassee. As a community, we are responsible for the safety of our children, and by spreading awareness and offering educational programs to people of all ages, we can do our part to help prevent child sexual abuse.
Our organization is dedicated to making Tallahassee, and communities across the Sunshine State, a safer place for children and families. We advocate for State Laws that protect children and help victims of child sexual abuse heal and thrive. We have helped to eliminate the statute of limitations for crimes committed against children under the age of 16, increase penalties for those who sexually assault individuals with developmental delays or disabilities, increase penalties for cyber sex crimes, and helped pass the Lauren Book Protection Act, which makes it a felony for offenders to contact their victims or their families after they have been convicted.
We encourage you to join our fight to raise child sexual abuse awareness by joining our 1,500 mile Walk in My Shoes event, where we walk across the state of Florida. The Walk in My Shoes event brings together people from all walks of life. Survivors of child sexual abuse walk to share their stories and inspire others to find strength in themselves, individuals seeking to improve legislation protecting children from predators walk to spread awareness, while others walk in support of their friends and family members. The Walk in My Shoes event helps to shine a light in dark places, and perfectly embodies the sense of unity and support that Lauren’s Kids is dedicated to promoting.
Here at Lauren’s Kids, we are committed to:
- Raising awareness about child sexual abuse.
- Empowering parents, teachers, and other leaders in the community promote the prevention of child sex abuse in Tallahassee.
- Providing victims of child sexual abuse with valuable and supportive guidance and recovery resources.
- Preventing child abuse by educating adults and children alike.
By raising awareness, educating communities and creating an environment where children feel empowered to vocalize anything that makes them feel unsafe or uncomfortable, we work each and every day to end child sexual abuse. We believe that knowledge is power. We offer several different personal safety programs that are designed to help aid the prevention of child sex abuse in Tallahassee. Our elementary abuse prevention education curriculum teaches safety awareness, respect for personal boundaries, and the difference between safe and unsafe secrets; middle and high school installments will come in the 2015-2016 school year. We also offer programs for adults in youth serving organizations as well as adults who care for children with developmental disabilities and resources for parents.
Our child sexual abuse prevention programs in Tallahassee help to raise awareness by teaching people how they can prevent, identify, and report instances of child sexual abuse. In addition to focusing on child sexual abuse prevention in Tallahassee, we also provide resources for child sexual abuse survivors to seek healing and support. If you are interested in learning more about our child sexual abuse prevention programs, please contact us by calling (850) 224-3427 or emailing [email protected] With your help, we can stop child sexual abuse.