“It’s not about scaring children. It’s about empowering them.”
Lauren Book is on a mission to change the way we talk to children about sexual abuse.
Book is the founder of Lauren’s Kids, an organization based in South Florida that aims to prevent childhood sexual abuse and help survivors. In a video for HuffPost Rise, she explained she is a survivor who was sexually abused from the time she was about 11 years old to 16. Through a curriculum called “Safer, Smarter Schools,” Book and her team educate young students about sexual abuse and how to talk about it.