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Internet Safety Month targets keeping children safe online

Internet Safety Month targets keeping children safe online

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No parent in their right mind would drop off a child in the middle of Times Square or the Las...
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June is Internet Safety Month: Digital Safety PSA Videos & FREE Safety Resources

June is Internet Safety Month: Digital Safety PSA Videos & FREE Safety Resources

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The Internet provides incredible opportunities for children to learn, explore, connect, and create – but it’s also a playground for...
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Lauren Book Combats The ‘Terrible Awful’ Of Sexual Abuse

Lauren Book Combats The ‘Terrible Awful’ Of Sexual Abuse

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While Lauren Book is talking on the phone, a little girl giggles in the background. This is Book’s 4-year-old Kennedy...
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SENATOR: Strength and resilience can be found even after the darkest of storms

SENATOR: Strength and resilience can be found even after the darkest of storms

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In the face of insurmountable pain, loss and suffering, victims of child sexual abuse come to places like the Gulf...
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Lauren’s Kids Announces National Sexual Assault Awareness and Child Abuse Prevention Month PSA and Outreach Campaigns

Lauren’s Kids Announces National Sexual Assault Awareness and Child Abuse Prevention Month PSA and Outreach Campaigns

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – In honor of National Sexual Assault Awareness and Child Abuse Prevention Months, Lauren’s Kids is announcing outreach...
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Coming in April to a TV near you: Lauren’s Kids presents…The Journey Home

Coming in April to a TV near you: Lauren’s Kids presents…The Journey Home

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In October of 2018, Hurricane Michael ravaged the Florida Panhandle and destroyed more than physical buildings. Child abuse survivors at...
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Children’s Advocacy Center reopens Panama City therapy building after Hurricane Michael

Children’s Advocacy Center reopens Panama City therapy building after Hurricane Michael

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PANAMA CITY — Emotions ran high as the Gulf Coast Children’s Advocacy Center unveiled its rebuilt therapy building Friday that...
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Victims of child sexual abuse find healing at new Trauma Therapy House

Victims of child sexual abuse find healing at new Trauma Therapy House

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PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) – Hurricane Michael destroyed many buildings, including the Trauma Therapy House at the Gulf Coast Children’s...
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Gulf Coast Children’s Advocacy Center celebrates reopening of Therapy House more than 2 years after storm

Gulf Coast Children’s Advocacy Center celebrates reopening of Therapy House more than 2 years after storm

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PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WMBB) – It was an exciting day for the Gulf Coast Children’s Advocacy Center on Friday as...
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Lauren’s Kids and AshBritt reveal New Gulf Coast Children’s Advocacy Center Therapy Building

Lauren’s Kids and AshBritt reveal New Gulf Coast Children’s Advocacy Center Therapy Building

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PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) – Two years ago, Hurricane Michael destroyed nearly everything in its path, including the Trauma Therapy...
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‘Lifesaving Godsends For Survivors Of Abuse’: State Sen. Lauren Book Knows Firsthand The Important Work Done By Slain FBI Agents

‘Lifesaving Godsends For Survivors Of Abuse’: State Sen. Lauren Book Knows Firsthand The Important Work Done By Slain FBI Agents

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State Sen. Lauren Book, a child advocate and a survivor of child sexual abuse, understands better than most just how...
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Fight human trafficking: Learn the warning signs

Fight human trafficking: Learn the warning signs

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Too many people still believe human trafficking exists in faraway places, on the other side of the world, in communities...
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Book: DCF Secretary’s ‘Children Make False Claims’ Comment Shines Light On Department’s Culture

Book: DCF Secretary’s ‘Children Make False Claims’ Comment Shines Light On Department’s Culture

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A comment by Florida Department of Children and Families Secretary Chad Poppell is still riling members of the Senate’s Children...
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Anyone can be a victim of human trafficking. We have to open our eyes.

Anyone can be a victim of human trafficking. We have to open our eyes.

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There are predators who walk among us. They are Black and white, male and female, young and old, rich and...
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Ron Book Karaoke Live

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  GIVE MIAMI DAY is coming up on Thursday, November 19(with Early Giving beginning November 16th and POWER HOUR big deal matching...
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Give Miami Day 2020

Give Miami Day 2020

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Friend, This year has been anything but normal, especially for children actually experiencing or at risk for abuse. Lauren’s Kids...
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Lifestyle Q&A: An Open Book

Lifestyle Q&A: An Open Book

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The founder of Lauren's Kids, State Sen. Lauren Book, continues to walk the walk in her ongoing quest to protect...
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Digital Resources to Support Back to School

Digital Resources to Support Back to School

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This school year is unlike any other. That’s why Lauren’s Kids is now offering free digitally responsive materials and web-based videos for...
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Lauren Book uses her personal power to prevent sexual abuse

Lauren Book uses her personal power to prevent sexual abuse

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As public schools in Florida’s Broward County prepared to reopen with virtual classes in mid-August, the school district warned employees...
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Anti-maskers use dangerous lies about child sex trafficking to push their agenda

Anti-maskers use dangerous lies about child sex trafficking to push their agenda

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There is no doubt that COVID-19 has added additional fuel to the fire of harmful disinformation and misinformation campaigns spread...
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Ten years on, child abuse survivors’ fight for justice continues

Ten years on, child abuse survivors’ fight for justice continues

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When I first began to speak out against child sexual abuse, sharing my own story coupled with the message that...
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Digital Dangers PSA: TikTok – Time to Check on Your Child

Digital Dangers PSA: TikTok – Time to Check on Your Child

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You may have heard about popular app TikTok coming under scrutiny for sharing user data with China, but that’s not...
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Epstein associate Ghislaine Maxwell ARRESTED!

Epstein associate Ghislaine Maxwell ARRESTED!

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Ghislaine Maxwell helped Jeffrey Epstein groom, abuse, and exploit hundreds of young girls - and has, until now, evaded justice....
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Lauren’s Kids, AshBritt Break Ground Renovating Children’s Advocacy Center Ravaged by Hurricane Michael

Lauren’s Kids, AshBritt Break Ground Renovating Children’s Advocacy Center Ravaged by Hurricane Michael

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A small group of key stakeholders gathered at a distance in Panama City today to break ground on critical renovations...
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Flattening one curve, while another — child and domestic abuse — zooms higher

Flattening one curve, while another — child and domestic abuse — zooms higher

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Dear Little Lauren, I am so sorry. We have failed you. It’s been nearly two decades since you found the...
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VIDEO: Parenting through COVID-19 with Dr. Suzanne Warner

VIDEO: Parenting through COVID-19 with Dr. Suzanne Warner

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During the COVID-19 crisis, Lauren’s Kids has gone LIVE on Facebook.com/LaurensKids with a special guest or expert to share activities,...
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RESOURCE: Download tip sheets for families from Lauren’s Kids counseling professionals

RESOURCE: Download tip sheets for families from Lauren’s Kids counseling professionals

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The COVID-19 pandemic has brought many changes for children, parents, and caregivers everywhere. While America is flattening our curve and...
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VIDEO: Parenting through COVID-19 with Dr. Ali Golden

VIDEO: Parenting through COVID-19 with Dr. Ali Golden

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Every Monday at 12:30 p.m. EDT in April and May, Lauren’s Kids goes LIVE on Facebook.com/LaurensKids with a special guest...
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A Guide for Sexual Assault Survivors During COVID-19

A Guide for Sexual Assault Survivors During COVID-19

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Current COVID-19 social distancing directives that limit social interaction create additional risks for sexual violence, and for increased feelings of...
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Lauren’s Kids Extending LIVE Weekly Programming through May!

Lauren’s Kids Extending LIVE Weekly Programming through May!

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LK friends & family – we’ve loved sharing LIVE content throughout the month of April, curated in honor of Sexual...
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VIDEO: Digital Safety Discussion with Broward Sheriff’s Office

VIDEO: Digital Safety Discussion with Broward Sheriff’s Office

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Families have a lot on their plates right now, and Lauren’s Kids wants to help. That’s why we’re running LIVE...
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With Kids on Devices, Advocates Want Parents to Stay Vigilant for Online Predators

With Kids on Devices, Advocates Want Parents to Stay Vigilant for Online Predators

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As South Florida schools require students to work online, parents are having to be extra vigilant of the time kids...
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Enter the Safer, Smarter Kids Coloring Contest to Win a School Visit from Lauren & Buddy!

Enter the Safer, Smarter Kids Coloring Contest to Win a School Visit from Lauren & Buddy!

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Schools may be closed through the end of the year, but Lauren and Buddy want to make sure kids are...
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VIDEO: Lauren’s Kids Facebook Live – At-Home Social-Emotional and Safety Activities for Families with Lauren

VIDEO: Lauren’s Kids Facebook Live – At-Home Social-Emotional and Safety Activities for Families with Lauren

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April is National Sexual Assault Awareness Month and National Child Abuse Prevention Month. With stay-at-home orders, school closures, and social...
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Driven to Prevent Sexual Abuse

Driven to Prevent Sexual Abuse

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Lauren Book, the founder and CEO of Lauren’s Kids, was a victim of childhood sexual abuse for six years at...
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Video: Lauren’s Kids Facebook Live – Coping with COVID-19 – Tips and Tools for Survivors from Trauma Therapist Tasha Jackson, LCSW

Video: Lauren’s Kids Facebook Live – Coping with COVID-19 – Tips and Tools for Survivors from Trauma Therapist Tasha Jackson, LCSW

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  April is National Sexual Assault Awareness Month and National Child Abuse Prevention Month. With stay-at-home orders, school closures, and...
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Safer, Smarter Kids At-Home Activities: Ideas for Fun While Practicing Safety & Social-Emotional Skills!

Safer, Smarter Kids At-Home Activities: Ideas for Fun While Practicing Safety & Social-Emotional Skills!

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As we begin another day of physical distancing while doing our best to maintain social connections, each one of us...
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Video: Lauren’s Kids Facebook Live Safety Lesson Activities with Lauren Book!

Video: Lauren’s Kids Facebook Live Safety Lesson Activities with Lauren Book!

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April is National Sexual Assault Awareness Month and National Child Abuse Prevention Month. With stay-at-home orders, school closures, and social...
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Lauren’s Kids Launches NEW Digital Health and Safety Resources Through Florida Department of Education Grant Funding

Lauren’s Kids Launches NEW Digital Health and Safety Resources Through Florida Department of Education Grant Funding

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During this uncertain time of school closures, childcare pressures, and increased reliance on digital devices, it is important for families...
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Lauren’s Kids Launches Live, Interactive Digital Safety Programming for National Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) & National Child Abuse Prevention Month

Lauren’s Kids Launches Live, Interactive Digital Safety Programming for National Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) & National Child Abuse Prevention Month

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April is National Sexual Assault Awareness Month and National Child Abuse Prevention Month. With stay-at-home orders, school closures, and social...
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Lauren Book for the Sun Sentinel: Online learning also means practicing digital safety

Lauren Book for the Sun Sentinel: Online learning also means practicing digital safety

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In a time when schools are closed, social distancing is required, and online presence has skyrocketed, digital safety is of...
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ABC 7 SWFL Interview:  Online classes present higher potential for increased risk of child exploitation

ABC 7 SWFL Interview: Online classes present higher potential for increased risk of child exploitation

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Online class means more screen time for kids, but it’s the person that may be lurking behind the computer screen...
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As FBI Warns of Digital Dangers, Lauren’s Kids Provides Free Safety Resources for Families

As FBI Warns of Digital Dangers, Lauren’s Kids Provides Free Safety Resources for Families

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The FBI this week announced that parents should be weary of increased threats to child safety during school closures and...
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COVID-19 Safety Tips: Screening an Emergency Childcare Provider

COVID-19 Safety Tips: Screening an Emergency Childcare Provider

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While children are usually taught the dangers of strangers, sadly some 90% of child sexual abuse is committed by a...
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“Safer, Smarter Families” Resource Library for COVID-19

“Safer, Smarter Families” Resource Library for COVID-19

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Parents and caregivers -- with your child home from school, they're likely on some form of digital device more than...
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COVID-19 Child Safety Tips – Be Aware & Prepare

COVID-19 Child Safety Tips – Be Aware & Prepare

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LK friends and family - we know this time is challenging on many levels...stress about physical and mental health and...
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Lauren Book launches effort to help Hurricane Michael victims

Lauren Book launches effort to help Hurricane Michael victims

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Sen. Lauren Book has announced a new initiative to help child sexual abuse survivors in the Florida Panhandle post-Hurricane Michael. The Lauren’s Kids...
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Watch our 42 Hours Event Video!

Watch our 42 Hours Event Video!

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Thank you to everyone who made our 2020 42 Hours walk at the Florida Capitol a huge success, especially our...
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Senator Simpson, State Leaders Join Senator Book to  Kick Off 42+ Hour Walk for Child Safety

Senator Simpson, State Leaders Join Senator Book to Kick Off 42+ Hour Walk for Child Safety

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Senator Wilton Simpson and other state leaders today joined Lauren’s Kids Founder and CEO State Senator Lauren...
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Your Driver’s License Can Make a Difference in the Fight to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse!

Your Driver’s License Can Make a Difference in the Fight to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse!

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Are you aware of the REAL ID? Formulated in the wake of 9/11 and passed by Congress in 2005, the...
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A State Senator — And Buddy, The Little Blue Dog — Help Social Workers Teach Kids About Sexual Abuse

A State Senator — And Buddy, The Little Blue Dog — Help Social Workers Teach Kids About Sexual Abuse

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Miami-Dade County Public Schools is using a sexual abuse prevention curriculum developed by a Broward senator’s foundation to meet a...
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Lace up your shoes for child sexual abuse victims who can’t yet tie theirs

Lace up your shoes for child sexual abuse victims who can’t yet tie theirs

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In my line of work, I am often horrified – rarely shocked. A survivor myself, I’ve spent nearly two decades...
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Now Available! FREE Human Trafficking Crosswalk Lessons – Aligned to Florida DOE Rules

Now Available! FREE Human Trafficking Crosswalk Lessons – Aligned to Florida DOE Rules

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Florida educators – to help you meet DOE’s new health education rules: Mental Health Rule 6A-1.094121, F.A.C., and Child Trafficking...
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Advocacy Spotlight: Prevention in Indiana

Advocacy Spotlight: Prevention in Indiana

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Advocacy Spotlight: Survivor/advocate Alisha Lewis wanted to bring prevention education to schools Indiana...so she raised funds and awareness to bring...
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Coming soon! Alignment to Florida’s mental health and human trafficking requirements

Coming soon! Alignment to Florida’s mental health and human trafficking requirements

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COMING SOON! Florida educators – December 1st is right around the corner, and we want to help you meet DOE’s...
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In the Face of Child Exploitation Epidemic, Education is the First Line of Defense

In the Face of Child Exploitation Epidemic, Education is the First Line of Defense

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By: Lauren Book, M.S.Ed, child safety expert and Founder/CEO, Lauren’s Kids “Once you send or post something using a digital...
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Statement from Senator Lauren Book Re: Delores Barr Weaver Policy Center report on “Status of Girls Well-Being in Florida”

Statement from Senator Lauren Book Re: Delores Barr Weaver Policy Center report on “Status of Girls Well-Being in Florida”

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STATEMENT BY: Florida Senator Lauren Book, Child Sexual Abuse Survivor and Founder of Lauren’s Kids Reaction to Delores Barr Weaver Policy...
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Statement from Senator Lauren Book Re: Volusia child rapist free on bond

Statement from Senator Lauren Book Re: Volusia child rapist free on bond

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Statement from Senator Lauren Book, Founder/CEO, Lauren’s Kids Foundation, Re: Volusia child rapist free on bond – A convicted child rapist is walking...
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DeSantis smart to seek FDLE probe of Epstein saga. What really happened?

DeSantis smart to seek FDLE probe of Epstein saga. What really happened?

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Gov. Ron DeSantis acted responsibly this week by directing the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to take over a criminal...
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Lauren Book: Clergy sexual abuse reporting rule doesn’t go far enough to protect children

Lauren Book: Clergy sexual abuse reporting rule doesn’t go far enough to protect children

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A recent rule change from the Vatican will now require the clergies of the Catholic Church — plagued by sex...
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Social Security Disability Benefits For An Abused Child

Social Security Disability Benefits For An Abused Child

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Abuse is one of the most traumatic experiences any child can go through. If your child has experienced abuse, it’s...
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Florida Legislature Passes Bill Banning Child Sex Dolls

Florida Legislature Passes Bill Banning Child Sex Dolls

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The Florida Legislature has passed a bill to ban childlike sex dolls, sending it to Gov. Ron DeSantis to be...
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Lauren’s Kids Releases New Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Tool

Lauren’s Kids Releases New Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Tool

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~FREE for Florida families! Lauren’s Kids, the Florida-based foundation dedicated to preventing child sexual abuse, proudly unveils its latest sexual...
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School bus driver avoids jail time, gets probation after admitting to raping 14-year-old girl

School bus driver avoids jail time, gets probation after admitting to raping 14-year-old girl

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A judge sentenced a former school bus driver to probation after pleading guilty to raping a 14-year-old girl. Shane Piche,...
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42 Hours for 42 Million: Sen. Lauren Book brings child sex abuse awareness to the Capitol

42 Hours for 42 Million: Sen. Lauren Book brings child sex abuse awareness to the Capitol

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For the past 10 years, Sen. Lauren Book, D-Broward, has been walking to spread awareness about childhood sexual abuse. "I'm...
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April Is National Sexual Assault Awareness Month & National Child Abuse Prevention Month

April Is National Sexual Assault Awareness Month & National Child Abuse Prevention Month

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Join Lauren's Kids and Raise Awareness in Your Area Lauren’s Kids is proud to announce new resources and outreach events...
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Vote Now for the 2019 Child Mind Institute Change Maker Awards!

Vote Now for the 2019 Child Mind Institute Change Maker Awards!

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THE CHILD MIND INSTITUTE’S CHANGE MAKER AWARDS celebrate people and organizations that are creating real, meaningful change for children who...
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Lauren Book: Mute R. Kelly in Florida

Lauren Book: Mute R. Kelly in Florida

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Florida Senator Lauren Book, Child Sexual Abuse Survivor and Founder of Lauren’s Kids: Mute R. Kelly in Florida Musician R....
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Playground Magazine: Become a Safer, Smarter Family with These Five Tips

Playground Magazine: Become a Safer, Smarter Family with These Five Tips

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When talking about our Children's health, we often think in terms of illness and accident prevention, such as fighting off...
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Miami Kids Magazine: Talking Personal Safety with Your Kids

Miami Kids Magazine: Talking Personal Safety with Your Kids

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We teach our kids to look both ways before they cross the street, to stay put if they get lost,...
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Surviving R. Kelly

Surviving R. Kelly

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Lifetime’s explosive docuseries “Surviving R. Kelly” has spurred renewed revile for the predatory R&B artist and shone a national spotlight...
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Mercedes Benz: Driven to Prevent Child Abuse

Mercedes Benz: Driven to Prevent Child Abuse

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Thank you Mercedes-Benz of Cutler Bay & Mercedes-Benz of Coral Gables for purchasing our specialty license plates on loaner cars to raise awareness and...
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Lauren’s Kids Curriculum & Program Training Opportunities

Lauren’s Kids Curriculum & Program Training Opportunities

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Check out Lauren’s Kids training opportunities for curriculum and related resources below. Trainings are available at no cost to Florida...
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Lauren’s Kids End of Year Message

Lauren’s Kids End of Year Message

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As the year comes to a close, we reflect on all of the good work Lauren’s Kids completed in 2018...
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Announcing Lauren’s Kid’s newest partner: @Lyft!

Announcing Lauren’s Kid’s newest partner: @Lyft!

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Lyft is driven to help prevent child abuse in partnership with Lauren's Kids and improve people’s lives with the world’s...
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Lauren’s Kids Awareness Vids Snag Two Emmy Awards

Lauren’s Kids Awareness Vids Snag Two Emmy Awards

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Lauren’s Kids, the child sexual abuse prevention organization founded by Democratic Sen. Lauren Book, took home two Suncoast Regional Emmy Awards for awareness...
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Become a Safer, Smarter Family This Holiday Season with These Tips

Become a Safer, Smarter Family This Holiday Season with These Tips

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The holidays are an especially magical time to be a kid. Decorations, food, traditions, and time off from school…what’s not...
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Safer, Smarter Schools

Safer, Smarter Schools

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School-based prevention education curriculum. By educating and empowering students, parents and educators, we can prevent children from enduring this unnecessary...
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Glamour Mag: Meet Two Women Leading the Charge Against Sexual Abuse

Glamour Mag: Meet Two Women Leading the Charge Against Sexual Abuse

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Survive. Thrive. Repeat. Those words titled a segment of the Glamour Women of the Year Summit on Sunday and they epitomized the spirit of...
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Another Voice: N.Y. Legislature must stand with sexual abuse victims

Another Voice: N.Y. Legislature must stand with sexual abuse victims

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New York is known around the country for being a forward-thinking state that leads the country on social issues and...
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Florida State Senator Lauren Book Advocates to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse

Florida State Senator Lauren Book Advocates to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse

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WUFT 89.1 / 90.1 Morning Edition host, Glenn Richards, spoke with Florida State Senator Lauren Book – author, advocate, and...
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Lauren Book: Shame on senators for failing sexual abuse victims

Lauren Book: Shame on senators for failing sexual abuse victims

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By neglecting to vote on what should have been landmark legislation for victims of childhood sexual abuse, the Pennsylvania Senate...
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Give Miami Day 2018

Give Miami Day 2018

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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15 – DONATIONS MATCHED THROUGH GIVE MIAMI DAY!   This Thursday, join Lauren’s Kids in 24 hours of...
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Guide to Hope & Healing

Guide to Hope & Healing

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A guide for families following a child’s disclosure of sexual abuse…
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Lauren’s Kids Nominated for Two EMMY Awards

Lauren’s Kids Nominated for Two EMMY Awards

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The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Suncoast Chapter has released its list of EMMY Award nominees – and...
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Supreme Court Has an Opportunity to Do the Right Thing for Victims

Supreme Court Has an Opportunity to Do the Right Thing for Victims

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The Florida Supreme Court was in South Florida Wednesday hearing arguments for why Amendment 6, also known as Marsy’s Law for...
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State Lawmaker Educating Families About Childhood Sexual Abuse

State Lawmaker Educating Families About Childhood Sexual Abuse

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Lauren Book is a former kindergarten teacher and current member of the Florida Senate representing Florida’s 32nd District which is...
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Safer, Smarter Families: What Parents Need to Know

Safer, Smarter Families: What Parents Need to Know

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Lauren’s Kids Founder and CEO Senator Lauren Book shares how families can teach personal safety from a place of fun...
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Bronx Students and New York Yankees Call Safe! in the  Kids Care Walk to End Sexual Abuse

Bronx Students and New York Yankees Call Safe! in the Kids Care Walk to End Sexual Abuse

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The New York Yankees and more than 1,000 students from eight local elementary and middle schools joined advocates, educators and...
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‘Show Dogs’ to remove scenes after accusations that movie ‘grooms children for sexual abuse’

‘Show Dogs’ to remove scenes after accusations that movie ‘grooms children for sexual abuse’

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"Show Dogs" is making some edits after allegations that the kids movie promoted a harmful message about sexual abuse. "Responding...
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A Mama Bear’s Best Mother’s Day, Protecting My Kids

A Mama Bear’s Best Mother’s Day, Protecting My Kids

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And so, it begins…Mother’s Day is this weekend and endless ads remind family members to make it special. From breakfast...
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CBS to Launch OK to Tell PSA

CBS to Launch OK to Tell PSA

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April is National Sexual Assault Awareness Month (#SAAM) & National Child Abuse Prevention Month. To honor this month of significance,...
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Hitting the Road: Lauren’s Kids 2018 Walk in My Shoes

Hitting the Road: Lauren’s Kids 2018 Walk in My Shoes

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It has been an amazing 3 days in North Florida with Lauren’s Kids for the Walk in my Shoes 2018!...
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Controversial Show Dogs sends disturbing message to kids – skip this at the box office

Controversial Show Dogs sends disturbing message to kids – skip this at the box office

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Recent controversy surrounding the soon-to-be-released movie Show Dogs makes it clear that sexualized content—made worse under the guise of humor—has...
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Capitol Shoes Display

Capitol Shoes Display

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March 5-9 at Rotunda Florida Capitol. The 2018 Walk in My Shoes will launch in Tallahassee this March. Before Lauren takes...
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Lauren Book TEDxTalk: Surviving, thriving, and advocating for change.

Lauren Book TEDxTalk: Surviving, thriving, and advocating for change.

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The childhood trauma Lauren Book suffered robbed her of her childhood, but forced her to learn how to find her...
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Lauren’s Kids ‘Love & Healing’ License Plate

Lauren’s Kids ‘Love & Healing’ License Plate

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Order a Lauren’s Kids ‘Love & Healing’ license plate today – with $25 from each plate sold going directly to...
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A Guide to Hope and Healing

A Guide to Hope and Healing

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Designed to bring Hope & Healing to families who have just learned their child has become a victim of sexual...
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Lauren’s Kids Produces National Prevent Child Sexual Abuse PSA

Lauren’s Kids Produces National Prevent Child Sexual Abuse PSA

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Child sexual abuse is more common than aquatic or bicycle injuries – when we do all we can to prevent...
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Nov. 16 – Give…and Get to Pie Ron Book!

Nov. 16 – Give…and Get to Pie Ron Book!

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Pasco Tax Collector Mike Fasano Announces  “Lauren’s Kids” Charitable Giving Month

Pasco Tax Collector Mike Fasano Announces “Lauren’s Kids” Charitable Giving Month

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Pasco County Tax Collector Mike Fasano today announced that Lauren’s Kids, a statewide nonprofit committed to preventing childhood sexual abuse...
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Register TODAY – Walk in My Shoes March 2018

Register TODAY – Walk in My Shoes March 2018

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The 2018 Walk in My Shoes is coming to a town near you… register today! Walk in My Shoes 2018...
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Lauren’s Kids Launches Disaster Action Plan

Lauren’s Kids Launches Disaster Action Plan

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South Florida-based childhood sexual abuse prevention nonprofit Lauren’s Kids is cancelling the first week of its 8th Annual Walk in...
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Walk CANCELLED due to Irma

Walk CANCELLED due to Irma

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South Florida-based childhood sexual abuse prevention nonprofit Lauren’s Kids is cancelling its 8th Annual Walk in My Shoes event following...
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Lauren’s Kids & the NY Yankees: Striking Out Child Sex Abuse

Lauren’s Kids & the NY Yankees: Striking Out Child Sex Abuse

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BRONX, NYC — The New York Yankees and 1,000 students from seven local elementary schools joined with child protection advocates...
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One Thousand Shoes from Sexual Assault Survivors Displayed in Florida Capitol for Sexual Assault Awareness Month

One Thousand Shoes from Sexual Assault Survivors Displayed in Florida Capitol for Sexual Assault Awareness Month

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An emotional and eye-opening display featuring about 1,000 shoes worn, decorated and submitted by sexual assault survivors of all ages...
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Sexual Assault Awareness Month: ‘We need to advocate all the time’

Sexual Assault Awareness Month: ‘We need to advocate all the time’

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Every 98 seconds, someone in the U.S. is sexually assaulted. And every 8 minutes, a victim who is assaulted is a...
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Sheryl Sandberg Features Lauren Book in ‘Option B’

Sheryl Sandberg Features Lauren Book in ‘Option B’

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Sheryl Sandberg -- Facebook COO & author/founder of Lean In – has launched a new book and movement called Option...
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April: National Sexual Assault Awareness & Child Abuse Prevention Month

April: National Sexual Assault Awareness & Child Abuse Prevention Month

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  Lauren's Kids is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, tax I.D. number 26-1252588. Donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed...
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Statement by Lauren Book on the Conviction of Former Penn State President Graham Spanier

Statement by Lauren Book on the Conviction of Former Penn State President Graham Spanier

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Statement by Lauren’s Kids Founder and CEO, Lauren Book, on the conviction of former Penn State President Graham Spanier –...
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Lauren’s Kids 2017 Legislative Priorities

Lauren’s Kids 2017 Legislative Priorities

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The 2017 Legislative Session kicked off at the beginning of this month, and Lauren’s Kids is advocating for the passage...
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Lauren Book Featured in Babble: 5 Ways You Can Teach Your Preschooler About Consent

Lauren Book Featured in Babble: 5 Ways You Can Teach Your Preschooler About Consent

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There’s a seemingly endless amount of things we need to prep our kids for before sending them out into the...
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April: National Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) and National Child Abuse Prevention Month

April: National Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) and National Child Abuse Prevention Month

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The month of April is nationally recognized as Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) and Child Abuse Prevention Month. Throughout the...
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Call for Participation

Call for Participation

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Has your life been impacted by sexual violence? Whether you're a survivor yourself, or someone whose life has been colored by sexual violence through the abuse of a loved one or discovering a loved one has committed abuse, we want to hear your voice.
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12 Arrested in High-Profile Sex Sting

12 Arrested in High-Profile Sex Sting

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Each day, law enforcement officials routinely run operations to snare child predators. For the past week, though, those operations in...
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STATEMENT by Lauren Book on findings that 1 in 14 Australian Catholic priests committed child sexual abuse

STATEMENT by Lauren Book on findings that 1 in 14 Australian Catholic priests committed child sexual abuse

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“The findings of the Australian inquiry into child sexual abuse committed by Catholic priests in their country since 1980, revealing...
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STATEMENT by Lauren Book on NH bill to protect pedophiles

STATEMENT by Lauren Book on NH bill to protect pedophiles

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Last week, a New Hampshire lawmaker filed a bill that would effectively empower pedophiles and sexual predators to offend without...
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Lauren’s Kids Wins EMMY Award for Child Sex Abuse Awareness Program

Lauren’s Kids Wins EMMY Award for Child Sex Abuse Awareness Program

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Nonprofit foundation Lauren’s Kids won a Suncoast Regional EMMY Award this past Saturday night for producing a nearly 17-minute awareness...
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When it comes to youth organizations, keep eyes wide open

When it comes to youth organizations, keep eyes wide open

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I’m very sad to say, but it was only a matter of time. The stories are different, but somehow always...
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STATEMENT from child advocate Lauren Book on Penn State $2.4 million fine from Feds

STATEMENT from child advocate Lauren Book on Penn State $2.4 million fine from Feds

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Today the US Department of Education charged Penn State a record $2.4 million fine for the institution’s failure to report...
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Safer, Smarter Kids, Curriculum Testimonial

Safer, Smarter Kids, Curriculum Testimonial

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Dear Lauren, I am writing this letter for two reasons, first to thank you for sharing your story and turning...
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Testimonial: Free Parent Training Works

Testimonial: Free Parent Training Works

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Hello, I know testimonials are powerful and prevention is everything. Over a year ago I used your free parent toolkit...
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Lauren Book at TEDx: Surviving & Thriving

Lauren Book at TEDx: Surviving & Thriving

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Lauren Book speaks at Oxford University about the journey from victim to survivor, thriver & advocate for change.
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Lauren’s Kids ‘Safer, Smarter Families’ Family Safety Plan Generator

Lauren’s Kids ‘Safer, Smarter Families’ Family Safety Plan Generator

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A custom, interactive safety tool for families with school-aged children. This custom, interactive tool will provide you with the language and activities...
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Gainesville Sun: Girl discloses abuse after ‘Lauren’s Kingdom’ reading

Gainesville Sun: Girl discloses abuse after ‘Lauren’s Kingdom’ reading

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A Gainesville man was arrested on multiple charges after an 11-year-old told her mother he sexually assaulted her and tried...
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South FL Families: Join us for an afternoon of safety – and FUN!

South FL Families: Join us for an afternoon of safety – and FUN!

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South Florida Families & Lauren's Kids Supporters... Join Us for an Afternoon of Safety Education – and FUN! January 10,...
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Letter from Lauren

Letter from Lauren

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Dear friends and members of the Lauren’s Kids family, As I write this letter, a million thoughts are racing through...
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Watch LIVE: Safer, Smarter Schools Digital Conference

Watch LIVE: Safer, Smarter Schools Digital Conference

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Lauren’s Kids provides educator support, trainings and professional development opportunities year-round, based on the Safer, Smarter Kids and Safer, Smarter...
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Educators, Students Get Tips to Stop Sexual Abuse

Educators, Students Get Tips to Stop Sexual Abuse

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Guidance Counselor Laura Brown passed out blank pieces of paper to 20 first-graders at Andersen Elementary in Rockledge last Thursday and...
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Dealing with Past Trauma on Father’s Day

Dealing with Past Trauma on Father’s Day

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Written by Lauren’s Kids and Dr. Tara Zuckerman, PsyD As survivors, we know that sometimes holidays can suck. They may bring...
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Lauren’s Kids & the New York Yankees: Striking Out Child Abuse in the Bronx

Lauren’s Kids & the New York Yankees: Striking Out Child Abuse in the Bronx

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Last week, Lauren’s Kids again joined forces with the New York Yankees and four Bronx-area public schools to embark on the...
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A response from Lauren Book to New York Times article ‘Family’s Continued Defense of Joe Paterno is a Painful One’

A response from Lauren Book to New York Times article ‘Family’s Continued Defense of Joe Paterno is a Painful One’

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Child sexual abuse is awful. Horrific. Heinous. And it happens every day to 1 in 3 girls and 1 in...
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Huffington Post: This Organization Is Changing How We Educate Kids About Sexual Abuse

Huffington Post: This Organization Is Changing How We Educate Kids About Sexual Abuse

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"It's not about scaring children. It's about empowering them." Lauren Book is on a mission to change the way we...
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Lauren’s Kids Featured on the Cover of Newsweek Magazine

Lauren’s Kids Featured on the Cover of Newsweek Magazine

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Featured on the latest cover of Newsweek, Lauren's Kids has spent years protecting childhood by educating adults and children about...
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Dealing with Past Trauma on Mother’s Day

Dealing with Past Trauma on Mother’s Day

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Content from Lauren's Kids PsyD, Dr. Tara Zuckerman Mother’s Day can be difficult a day for many of us, especially...
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Walk in My Shoes 2016: The Hope & Healing Tour

Walk in My Shoes 2016: The Hope & Healing Tour

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Child Sexual Abuse Alarmingly Impacts Florida Economy, Study Finds

Child Sexual Abuse Alarmingly Impacts Florida Economy, Study Finds

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On the eve of the sixth annual Walk in My Shoes event, the Lauren’s Kids foundation provided Florida legislators with...
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Celebrating Safe Places for South Florida’s Child Victims

Celebrating Safe Places for South Florida’s Child Victims

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For the more than 42 million survivors of childhood sexual abuse in the United States — like me — April...
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Walk in My Shoes Brings Light to Child Abuse

Walk in My Shoes Brings Light to Child Abuse

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The Gulf Coast Children's Advocacy Center, in a partnership with the group Lauren's Kids, will host a 4.2-mile walk through...
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Sunday, Feb. 28 – Watch Lauren’s TED Talk From Oxford!

Sunday, Feb. 28 – Watch Lauren’s TED Talk From Oxford!

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Sunday, Feb. 28 @ 11:30 a.m. EST (4:30 p.m. local time), Lauren Book took the stage at the Oxford New...
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2016 Safer, Smarter Schools Conference

2016 Safer, Smarter Schools Conference

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In February of 2016, Lauren’s Kids hosted 300+ educators for the Foundation’s fourth Safer, Smarter Schools Conference in Orlando, Florida....
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Walk In My Shoes Tour Kicks Off in Tallahassee

Walk In My Shoes Tour Kicks Off in Tallahassee

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31 year old Lauren Book crosses the finish line, something that might not have been possible years ago. "Well I'm...
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Save the date: Perspectives in Child Abuse Prevention Conference

Save the date: Perspectives in Child Abuse Prevention Conference

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Learn more & register today: Click Here!
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Lauren Book Takes Action on Monitoring Sex Offenders

Lauren Book Takes Action on Monitoring Sex Offenders

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There's a call for change after an NBC 6 investigation exposes the state’s failure to monitor some released sex offenders....
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V-Day: Let’s Talk Touch

V-Day: Let’s Talk Touch

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By: The Lauren’s Kids Psychology Team & Tara Zuckerman, PsyD Touch – with Valentines Day right around the corner, it’s...
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Watch the Walk LIVE!

Watch the Walk LIVE!

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Calling All South Florida Supporters!

Calling All South Florida Supporters!

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Calling all South Florida supporters! It's that time again. Bloomingdale's Florida Charity Day 2016! Bloomingdale's at the Falls and Aventura...
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Context Florida: Lauren Book – Rape crime testing and child assaults

Context Florida: Lauren Book – Rape crime testing and child assaults

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Recent, alarming news coverage of the rape kit testing backlog problem here in Florida shines a much-needed light on the...
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Happy New Year

Happy New Year

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DEAR FRIENDS, As we reflect on 2015 and all that we worked hard to accomplish in the fight to protect...
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Lauren’s Kids announces 2016 Legislative Priorities

Lauren’s Kids announces 2016 Legislative Priorities

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In 2016, Lauren’s Kids will be championing several bills (HB 167, HB 179, SB 368, SB 636) related to the...
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Tips for Keeping Your Child Safe

Tips for Keeping Your Child Safe

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by Lauren Book, as featured on Mama’s Mission Childhood should be a time of growth, wonder and excitement, and children should...
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Lauren’s Kingdom Free Interactive Book App Launches at Miami International Book

Lauren’s Kingdom Free Interactive Book App Launches at Miami International Book

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      Ours just did! And you can download the NEW, FREE Lauren's Kingdom interactive book app right now!...
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Lauren’s Kids & eTags.com

Lauren’s Kids & eTags.com

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The Lauren’s Kids Foundation works each and every day to prevent childhood sexual abuse through education and awareness, and to...
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What You and Your Child Need to Know About Personal Safety

What You and Your Child Need to Know About Personal Safety

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As a parent, you do everything in your power to protect your children. You lock all the doors in your...
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Child Advocate Attends Cooper City Town Hall in Wake of Coach Sex Abuse Allegations

Child Advocate Attends Cooper City Town Hall in Wake of Coach Sex Abuse Allegations

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A renowned child advocate and sexual abuse prevention educator spoke with parents at a town hall meeting in the wake...
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Lauren and Ron Book on ESPN2 Outside the Lines

Lauren and Ron Book on ESPN2 Outside the Lines

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When the Amateur Athletic Union ignored child protection recommendations laid forth by Lauren's Kids and the National Children's Advocacy Center, yet promoted...
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Florida Public Radio: New Tool Will Soon Be Available Aimed At Helping Parents Of Sexually Abused Kids

Florida Public Radio: New Tool Will Soon Be Available Aimed At Helping Parents Of Sexually Abused Kids

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There will soon be a new tool available to parents and caregivers of sexually abused kids. Listen to the story...
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6 Tips to Remember When Choosing a Summer Camp

6 Tips to Remember When Choosing a Summer Camp

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Summertime is here! For many children, that means participating in sleep-away camps, day camps or other activities run by youth-serving...
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New Florida Poll Documents Widespread Prevalence of Sexual Abuse

New Florida Poll Documents Widespread Prevalence of Sexual Abuse

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Shocking findings: Many would blame the child, fail to believe, or try to handle sexual abuse within the family. A...
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Child sex abuse survey confirms, reveals problems

Child sex abuse survey confirms, reveals problems

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One in three Florida women and one in five men say they’ve been sexually abused before the age of 18....
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Telenews Conference: Experts to Discuss Floridians’ Misconceptions of Child Sexual Abuse

Telenews Conference: Experts to Discuss Floridians’ Misconceptions of Child Sexual Abuse

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Telenews Conference: Experts to Discuss Floridians’ Misconceptions of Child Sexual Abuse ~New Survey Highlights Confusion on Reporting, Prevalence and Preventive Measures~...
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Governor Sott Signs Bill to Let Children Secretly Tape Their Rapists

Governor Sott Signs Bill to Let Children Secretly Tape Their Rapists

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By BRENDAN FARRINGTON Associated Press TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Child rape victims have legal permission to secretly record their rapists...
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Saint Petersblog: “About time: New law allows child victims to audio record sexual molesters”

Saint Petersblog: “About time: New law allows child victims to audio record sexual molesters”

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Suzette Porter of Saint Petersblog Friday commented on  Governor Rick Scott's signing of HB 7001, making children's secret recordings of...
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Legislative Update: Secret Recordings Made by Child Sexual Abuse Victims Now Allowed as Evidence in Court

Legislative Update: Secret Recordings Made by Child Sexual Abuse Victims Now Allowed as Evidence in Court

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Yesterday, a previously convicted man was allowed to walk free. Yesterday, a man who was convicted and designated as a...
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Statement from Lauren Book – Acquittal of Richard McDade

Statement from Lauren Book – Acquittal of Richard McDade

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Statement from Lauren Book, M.S.Ed., CEO and Founder of Lauren’s Kids, following the acquittal of Richard McDade on sexual abuse charges: “Today,...
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Lauren Book Teaches Children Importance of Using Their Voice at Vineland K-8 Career Day

Lauren Book Teaches Children Importance of Using Their Voice at Vineland K-8 Career Day

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Lauren Book, founder and CEO of Lauren's Kids, yesterday visited Kindergarten, 3rd, and 4th grade students the Vineland K-8 Center...
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Statewide Teachers’ Institute Gives South Florida Teachers Training in Child Safety Curriculum

Statewide Teachers’ Institute Gives South Florida Teachers Training in Child Safety Curriculum

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~ Teachers from Miami-Dade, Broward and surrounding counties learn to teach child abuse prevention skills with help from Lauren’s Kids...
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“Walk in My Shoes” 2015 Tallahassee Recap Video

“Walk in My Shoes” 2015 Tallahassee Recap Video

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Lauren's Kids is proud to announce the release of our 2015 "Walk in My Shoes" Tallahassee recap video. The piece...
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Lauren’s Kids Trauma Informed Care Resource Helps Those Who Need it Most

Lauren’s Kids Trauma Informed Care Resource Helps Those Who Need it Most

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Did you know May is National Foster Care Month? Mom blogger Mom of All Capes recently took time to discuss Lauren's...
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The End of the Walk, but Not the Fight

The End of the Walk, but Not the Fight

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As we unlaced our sneakers for the final time this year and relaxed our tired muscles, I thought of all...
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Bill Allowing Young Victims To Secretly Record Abusers Heads To Gov. Scott

Bill Allowing Young Victims To Secretly Record Abusers Heads To Gov. Scott

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This article was originally posted on WFSU.org. A bill allowing young victims to secretly record their attackers to use as...
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Downtown Showdown KDW Fishing Tournament to benefit Lauren’s Kids

Downtown Showdown KDW Fishing Tournament to benefit Lauren’s Kids

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Lauren's Kids is proud to announce its support of the Downtown Showdown KDW Fishing Tournament and Saltwater Festival on the...
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Lauren’s Kingdom teaches from a place of fun, not fear!

Lauren’s Kingdom teaches from a place of fun, not fear!

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Lauren’s Kids’ Statewide ‘Walk in My Shoes’ Journey Culminates with Rally in Tally with Governor and Lt. Governor

Lauren’s Kids’ Statewide ‘Walk in My Shoes’ Journey Culminates with Rally in Tally with Governor and Lt. Governor

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This story was originally posted on CapitalSoup.com: "Lauren’s Kids’ Statewide ‘Walk in My Shoes’ Journey Culminates with Rally in Tally...
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Advocacy in Action: Her Path to ‘Survivor’

Advocacy in Action: Her Path to ‘Survivor’

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There are so many abuse survivors and advocates around the world who have turned their darkest moments into their brightest...
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Lauren Book: All citizens must report abuse

Lauren Book: All citizens must report abuse

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Founder and CEO of Lauren's Kids, Lauren Book, published today an op-ed in the Tallahassee Democrat in response to two...
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Walking for Awareness and Prevention in April

Walking for Awareness and Prevention in April

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Last week kicked off National Sexual Assault Awareness Month and National Child Abuse Prevention Month. So, April is the perfect time...
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Walking through South Florida, Rain or Shine!

Walking through South Florida, Rain or Shine!

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This week the Walk in My Shoes team covered a lot of ground! We continued through Broward County, then headed up through...
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FREE Training: Safer, Smarter Kids Teachers’ Institute Coming to Ft. Lauderdale May 7th and 8th

FREE Training: Safer, Smarter Kids Teachers’ Institute Coming to Ft. Lauderdale May 7th and 8th

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Lauren's Kids is proud to announce its third Safer, Smarter Kids Teachers' Institute, which will take place at the Hilton Ft. Lauderdale Beach...
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Advocacy in Action: Children Walking to Protect Childhood

Advocacy in Action: Children Walking to Protect Childhood

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There are so many abuse survivors and advocates around the world who have turned their darkest moments into their brightest...
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Lauren’s Kids on CBS 12 West Palm Beach

Lauren’s Kids on CBS 12 West Palm Beach

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Lauren's Kids "Walk in My Shoes" journey yesterday appeared on CBS 12 in West Palm Beach on the six o'clock...
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Walk in My Shoes Fun in Broward and Miami-Dade

Walk in My Shoes Fun in Broward and Miami-Dade

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This week the Walk in My Shoes journey travelled through Miami-Dade and Broward counties. Every year, when we walk through...
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Lauren’s Kids Key West Recap Video

Lauren’s Kids Key West Recap Video

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Lauren's Kids is pleased to announce our first recap video, detailing our time walking through Key West on March 14...
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Lauren Book Appears on HuffPost Live

Lauren Book Appears on HuffPost Live

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Founder and CEO of the Lauren's Kids foundation, Lauren Book, last week appeared on HuffPost Live, to discuss "teaching kids...
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Walk in My Shoes Florida Keys Kickoff & Hope Fest in Key West

Walk in My Shoes Florida Keys Kickoff & Hope Fest in Key West

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We kicked off the sixth annual Walk in My Shoes 1,500-mile journey across the State of Florida at the Southernmost...
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How Good Parents Miss Child Sexual Abuse and 5 Questions to Change That

How Good Parents Miss Child Sexual Abuse and 5 Questions to Change That

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This blog post was originally published on WeSurviveAbuse.com and republished on Jewish Community Watch. How Good Parents Miss Child Sexual...
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Walk In My Shoes 2015 Schedule…Come Walk with us!

Walk In My Shoes 2015 Schedule…Come Walk with us!

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Mom of All Capes Creates “Protection Through Prevention” Video about Lauren’s Kingdom

Mom of All Capes Creates “Protection Through Prevention” Video about Lauren’s Kingdom

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Mommy blogger Amber Coleman-Mortley, founder of Mom of All Capes, recently created a short video titled "Protection Through Prevention, Lauren's Kingdom...
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Action News Jax Discusses Lauren’s Kids Study on Economic & Fiscal Impacts of Child Sexual Abuse

Action News Jax Discusses Lauren’s Kids Study on Economic & Fiscal Impacts of Child Sexual Abuse

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Action News Jax yesterday discussed the findings of the Lauren's Kids foundation's recent study on the economic & fiscal impacts of...
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Saint Petersblog Reacts to Lauren’s Kids Economic & Fiscal Impact of Child Sexual Abuse Study

Saint Petersblog Reacts to Lauren’s Kids Economic & Fiscal Impact of Child Sexual Abuse Study

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Peter Schorsch of Saint Petersblog yesterday was vocal about his level of surprise at the findings detailed in the Lauren's Kids foundation's recent...
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Miami Herald Examines Lauren’s Kids Study Detailing Economic and Fiscal Impacts of Child Sexual Abuse in Florida

Miami Herald Examines Lauren’s Kids Study Detailing Economic and Fiscal Impacts of Child Sexual Abuse in Florida

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The Miami Herald recently examined the Lauren's Kids foundation's report detailing the drastic economic and fiscal impacts of child sexual...
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Surviving Abuse and Telling the Kids About It: Interview on InPower Women

Surviving Abuse and Telling the Kids About It: Interview on InPower Women

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Yesterday, Lauren spoke with Dana Theus, Founder of The Woman Effect, about turning darkness to light -- the power of...
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Making Florida Safer and Smarter for Children

Making Florida Safer and Smarter for Children

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By Lauren Book The 2015 legislative session begins tomorrow and several bills have been introduced that will help protect childhood...
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Advocacy In Action: Surrounded by Support

Advocacy In Action: Surrounded by Support

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There are so many abuse survivors and advocates around the world who have turned their darkest moments into their brightest...
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Lauren’s Kingdom…A Children’s Book About Finding Your Voice

Lauren’s Kingdom…A Children’s Book About Finding Your Voice

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Lauren's Kids works to teach children about personal safety from a place of fun…not fear! And that's just what Lauren Book...
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‘Protecting Florida’s Children Goes Beyond Classroom Walls’ by Dick Batchelor

‘Protecting Florida’s Children Goes Beyond Classroom Walls’ by Dick Batchelor

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By Dick Batchelor As a long-time advocate for children and health, I am overwhelmingly proud that Orlando is taking charge...
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Keep Comfortable While You Walk for the Cause

Keep Comfortable While You Walk for the Cause

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As the 2015 Walk in My Shoes event draws near, Lauren Book and the rest of the staff at Lauren’s...
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The Walk in My Shoes Event is All About Support

The Walk in My Shoes Event is All About Support

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Every spring for the past five years, the child sexual abuse prevention advocates at the Lauren’s Kids office in Miami...
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Helping Kids Come Forward With Abuse In Any Way Possible

Helping Kids Come Forward With Abuse In Any Way Possible

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When a child comes forward to a trusted adult with allegations of abuse, they need to be taken seriously 100%...
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Lauren’s Kingdom Teaching Children It’s Okay to Speak Up

Lauren’s Kingdom Teaching Children It’s Okay to Speak Up

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Coinciding with the 6th annual Walk in My Shoes event comes the March release of Lauren Book’s first fiction book...
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Songs for the Final Mile in the Fight Against Child Sexual Abuse

Songs for the Final Mile in the Fight Against Child Sexual Abuse

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The mission of Lauren’s Kids is simple; to prevent sexual abuse through education and awareness, and to help survivors heal...
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Stay Hydrated During the Annual Walk in My Shoes Event

Stay Hydrated During the Annual Walk in My Shoes Event

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The annual Walk in My Shoes event is right around the corner and in order for everyone to have a...
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Teachers’ Institute gives teachers tools, skills to combat child sexual abuse

Teachers’ Institute gives teachers tools, skills to combat child sexual abuse

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The Lauren's Kids foundation hosted its first ever Safer, Smarter Kids Teachers' Institute in Tallahassee this past week. Armed with the...
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Advocacy In Action: Finding Strength in the Truth

Advocacy In Action: Finding Strength in the Truth

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There are so many abuse survivors and advocates around the world who have turned their darkest moments into their brightest...
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Senator Benacquisto (R – Ft. Myers) files SB542 in Florida Senate

Senator Benacquisto (R – Ft. Myers) files SB542 in Florida Senate

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State Senator Lizbeth Benacquisto (R - Ft. Myers) filed SB542 yesterday, seeking to allow secret recordings of child abusers in...
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Lauren Book Response to SB 542

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Lauren Book, M.S.Ed., CEO and founder of Lauren’s Kids, today issued the following statement in response to the filing of...
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Child Sexual Abuse Prevention: Teaching Children to be Safer and Smarter

Child Sexual Abuse Prevention: Teaching Children to be Safer and Smarter

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Lauren Book, Founder and CEO of the Lauren's Kids foundation, recently discussed steps parents can take and simple discussions they can...
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Make Sure You Don’t Miss the Signs of Child Abuse in Miami

Make Sure You Don’t Miss the Signs of Child Abuse in Miami

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Abuse comes in many forms. It can manifest physically; such as subjecting someone to corporeal or sexual abuse. It can...
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Therapy Animals Help Abuse Victims With Confidence, Trust and Recovery

Therapy Animals Help Abuse Victims With Confidence, Trust and Recovery

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In 2011, Lauren’s Kids worked hard to lobby the Florida Legislature to become the first state in the country with...
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What Can I Do to Help Raise Awareness for Child Sexual Abuse Prevention in Miami?

What Can I Do to Help Raise Awareness for Child Sexual Abuse Prevention in Miami?

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Lauren’s Kids seeks to educate and advocate for children who have fallen victim to abuse and to stand up for...
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Bill Would Clear Way For Recordings in Sexual-Abuse Cases

Bill Would Clear Way For Recordings in Sexual-Abuse Cases

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Lauren Book, founder and CEO of The Lauren's Kids Foundation, recently announced her support of a bill (HB 131) filed...
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Registration is now OPEN for Walk In My Shoes 2015!

Registration is now OPEN for Walk In My Shoes 2015!

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Shop with a Purpose: Bloomingdale’s Florida Charity Day

Shop with a Purpose: Bloomingdale’s Florida Charity Day

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For the second year a in a row, Lauren's Kids is honored to be the beneficiary of Bloomingdale's Florida Charity...
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A Few Quick Tips for Parents on Preventing Childhood Sexual Abuse

A Few Quick Tips for Parents on Preventing Childhood Sexual Abuse

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Child sexual abuse can happen anywhere, in any neighborhood, religion or church group, racial or ethnic group, and among the...
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Can Mandatory Reporting Help Stop Child Abuse?

Can Mandatory Reporting Help Stop Child Abuse?

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Do you know what to do when a child’s welfare is in danger? Unfortunately, not many adults know what to...
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Have You Heard About Safer, Smarter Kids?

Have You Heard About Safer, Smarter Kids?

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There is no one face of child sexual abuse. Children from all ethnic, socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds can fall victim...
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Advocacy In Action: Fighting For Justice

Advocacy In Action: Fighting For Justice

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There are so many abuse survivors and advocates around the world who have turned their darkest moments into their brightest...
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Get Ready to Register for Walk in My Shoes 2015!

Get Ready to Register for Walk in My Shoes 2015!

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There are plenty of misconceptions about child abuse and who it affects, but one statistic remains constant; 95% of abuse...
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SSK Behind-the-Scenes: Adventures in the Studio!

SSK Behind-the-Scenes: Adventures in the Studio!

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What a wonderfully exciting time for our team! We have not slowed down since last month’s trip to South Africa,...
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Huffington Post: Ebola, Africa and the Fight to Protect Childhood

Huffington Post: Ebola, Africa and the Fight to Protect Childhood

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It knows no socio-economic boundaries. Blind to race, gender and religion, it's infected thousands and infiltrated public consciousness like nothing...
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Advocacy in Action: Choose to Shine a Light

Advocacy in Action: Choose to Shine a Light

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There are so many abuse survivors and advocates around the world who have turned their darkest moments into their brightest...
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Lauren’s Kids Needs Your Help!

Lauren’s Kids Needs Your Help!

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We are once again participating in the biggest online giving campaign in South Florida (but you don't have to be...
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Halloween Safety Tips

Halloween Safety Tips

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Halloween is just around the corner! Check out these simple safety tricks to ensure your family’s holiday is a real...
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What we’ve been up to lately…

What we’ve been up to lately…

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Check out our September 2014 newsletter for updates on our Safer, Smarter Kids abuse prevention curriculum, a call for volunteers...
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Huffington Post: Beyond Beliefs: The International Fight to Protect Childhood

Huffington Post: Beyond Beliefs: The International Fight to Protect Childhood

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To protect our children, we need to have uncomfortable conversations. "The Bible says a girl is a woman once she...
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Spreading Awareness Across the Country…and the World

Spreading Awareness Across the Country…and the World

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Lauren Book delivers keynote address at Dutch National Rapporteur Symposium on Sexual Violence Against Children   in The Hague, Netherlands -...
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Huffington Post: Progress Isn’t Always Pretty

Huffington Post: Progress Isn’t Always Pretty

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Greetings from 30,000 feet. I am writing to you from an airplane (half-asleep, but what else is new?) en route...
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Lauren’s Kids brings SSK to P.S. 55 in the Bronx

Lauren’s Kids brings SSK to P.S. 55 in the Bronx

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This week, Lauren will be teaching lessons from our sexual abuse prevention and personal safety curriculum, Safer, Smarter Kids, to...
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Autism Speaks at the Met

Autism Speaks at the Met

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#489883085 / gettyimages.com Lauren's Kids was proud to support our friends from Autism Speaks last night at the Met!Did you...
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#WhyIWalk: Sexual Abuse Survivors Walk 1,500 Miles Across Florida for Hope, Healing, Recovery

#WhyIWalk: Sexual Abuse Survivors Walk 1,500 Miles Across Florida for Hope, Healing, Recovery

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2014 marks the fifth anniversary of child sexual abuse survivor Lauren Book’s 1,500-mile Walk in My Shoes walk across the state of...
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Sawubona: We See You

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True surviving doesn't really begin until the abuse is over, when you're left to pick up the pieces. To heal....
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Walk in My Shoes Day 14: Melbourne

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Walk in My Shoes Day 10: Alligator Alley Wreath-Laying

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Walk in My Shoes Day 7: Aventura, Miami Gardens, Miami-Dade

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Walk in My Shoes 2014: Miami-Dade – Miami HEAT, Miami Dolphins, Florida City, Naranja, Brickell, Aventura, Rick Scott and more…

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Walk in My Shoes Day 5: Miami HEAT, Brickell, WJ Bryan Elementary

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Vero Beach Walk: In Honor of Scott Terry

Vero Beach Walk: In Honor of Scott Terry

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Scott Terry Scott Christopher Terry, aka “Scotty”, was born on March 15, 1975 in Long Beach Island, NY.  Scotty enjoyed...
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Miami-Dade County Featured Walker: Castanda

Miami-Dade County Featured Walker: Castanda

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Our Featured Survivor Castanda, Miami Dolphins Coach Joe Philbin, Diane Philbin, and Lauren Book Meet Castanda Castanda joined us today...
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Walk in My Shoes Day 4: Florida City, Miami-Dade

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The morning began with a bang, with a crowd chanting "Lauren, Lauren...Si Se Puede!" as she got off the bus...
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Walk in My Shoes Day 3: From Healing to Prevention

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Lauren's Kids has reached the Florida mainland! Today was a big and busy day for Lauren's Kids, from healing to...
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Miami-Dade County Featured Walker: Anna

Miami-Dade County Featured Walker: Anna

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Meet Anna Bio: Anna was the perfect choice for our featured walker in Miami-Dade, not only because she is a...
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Walk in My Shoes Day 2: Monroe County

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It's the end of day two and while we are waving goodbye to the Florida Keys, we will carry forward...
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Walk in My Shoes Day 1: Key West, Monroe County

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At 7:15 this morning with more than 100 Key West locals in tow, Lauren Book and the Walk road crew...
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Monroe County Featured Survivor: Daliana

Monroe County Featured Survivor: Daliana

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Meet Daliana Bio: Daliana joined the Walk in My Shoes tour on our very first steps from the Southernmost Point,...
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Child Advocates Praise Florida Lawmakers for Championing Children on Opening Day of Legislative Session

Child Advocates Praise Florida Lawmakers for Championing Children on Opening Day of Legislative Session

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Child protection advocates today praise Florida Senate President Don Gaetz and Speaker of the House Will Weatherford for showing the...
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SB 494: Eliminating Statute of Limitations

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Statement by Lauren Book, M.S. Ed, founder and CEO of Lauren’s Kids on Senate Judiciary Committee’s Favorable Passage of SB...
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Dylan Farrow and Woody Allen: The Culture of Disclosure

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Seven days ago, the New York Times published an open letter penned by Dylan Farrow detailing the abuse she endured...
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Human Trafficking: The ‘Dark Side’ of the Super Bowl

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Post by Lauren's Kids contributor Jonathan Skurowitz When the Super Bowl comes around each year on the first Sunday of...
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2012 Walk: Day 18

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It’s really hard to explain where Monday ended and Tuesday began.  We left the walk team after our events Monday...
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2012 Walk: Day 12

2012 Walk: Day 12

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Hey guys! Walk day 12 was absolutely amazing thanks to the women of Project Help, Collier County's certified rape crisis...
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Call for Stories: Walk in My Shoes 2014 #WhyIWalk

Call for Stories: Walk in My Shoes 2014 #WhyIWalk

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Calling all Walk in My Shoes walkers! We want to hear YOUR story in our "Why I Walk" video! How?...
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Training for Walk in My Shoes 2014

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Lauren Book trains with Olympian Tony Dees for her fifth annual Walk in My Shoes walk across Florida -- 1,500...
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2014 Legislative Update

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TODAY IN THE LEGISLATURE via The News Service of Florida Senate tackles sexual predators: The Senate Criminal Justice Committee will...
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South Florida Volunteer Day

South Florida Volunteer Day

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Calling all South Florida friends! Need volunteer hours? Want to get involved with Lauren's Kids?  Come join us for a...
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Bloomingdale’s Florida Charity Day

Bloomingdale’s Florida Charity Day

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We are so excited to announce that the Lauren’s Kids Foundation has been chosen as the recipient of the Bloomingdale’s...
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Happy New Year from Lauren’s Kids

Happy New Year from Lauren’s Kids

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Growing up, New Years was never my favorite holiday – so many expectations, so much to look back on and,...
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Sources: South Africa

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"Every three minutes a child in South Africa is raped. (A figure I learned while conducting victim sensitivity training with...
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Give Miami Day 2013: Give a Litte, Get a Little

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CLICK HERE TO DONATE NOW! You have given so much to us this month that we want to give back...
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Lauren Book Named 2013 L’Oreal Woman of Worth!

Lauren Book Named 2013 L’Oreal Woman of Worth!

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Lauren Book: Survivor, Educator, Advocate…and 2013 L’Oreal Paris Woman of Worth National Honoree! Thank you so much for voting for...
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Q&A with Anonymous Individual on Cyber Bullying

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Advances in social media, instant messaging and smart phones have moved bullying from a schoolyard fear to a constant threat....
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Q&A with Jason Zauder from 2-1-1 of the Big Bend

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Can you give some background on yourself and 2-1-1 of the Big Bend's role in our community? Our mission at 2-1-1...
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Resources

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Sexual Abuse: Lauren's Kids Crisis Hotline: 1-877-554-3701 Report Abuse: 1-800-962-2873 or dontmissthesigns.org Human Trafficking: Report sexual exploitation: 1-800-843-5678 or www.cybertipline.com Learn about human...
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Q&A with Patricia Agatston, author of the book Cyber Bullying: Bullying in the Digital Age

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Your book Cyber Bullying: Bullying in the Digital Age discusses the relatively new issue of cyber bullying that seems to...
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Q&A with Anonymous Individual on Self Harm

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Teenagers are the group of people most likely to self harm and often go to great lengths to hide their...
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Q&A with Ryan Day from Love146

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We hear stories about child trafficking and exploitation happening in other countries, but rarely think of it as an issue...
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From Instant Message to Instant Nightmare

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From Instant Message to Instant Nightmare Sex Traffickers Have Online Access. Don’t Let Them Access and Recruit Your Kids. Victims of...
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Q&A with John Shehan, executive director of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children

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The circumstances surrounding the Miss Teen USA Cassidy Wolf “sextortion” case are both alarming and frightening. What exactly is “sextortion”...
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Q&A with Bill Latchford, founder of Protect Children Online

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You've devoted much of your time to ensuring children remain safe from Internet predators, including speaking to parents and youths and...
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Don’t Miss the Signs in the Digital World: Blog Introduction by Lauren Book

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The Lauren's Kids foundation is proud to present the 'Don't Miss the Signs in the Digital World' blog series, which...
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Q&A with Chloe Grabanski from To Write Love On Her Arms

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Self harm is usually seen as an uncomfortable topic that people avoid discussing, but with the work that To Write...
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Manatee High: A Reminder for Us All

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Pop quiz: When a child’s welfare is in question and you suspect abuse, what do you do? a)    Conduct your...
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Child abuse is no laughing matter

Child abuse is no laughing matter

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You’re probably familiar with the old college tradition of drawing on the guy who passes out after a party with...
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Lauren reacts to Broward County teachers’ failure to report the suspected abuse of a special-needs student

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Original Story: https://miami.cbslocal.com/2013/09/09/teachers-charged-with-failing-to-report-abuse-reassigned/ "Any teacher's failure to report suspected child abuse is a crime. But when this teacher works with...
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The Need for Change: New Laws Needed to Keep Kids Safe

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Earlier this year, former Manatee High School assistant football coach Rod Frazier was charged with inappropriate and unacceptable conduct with...
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Lauren’s Kids Announces Launch of “Love and Healing”  Specialty License Plate

Lauren’s Kids Announces Launch of “Love and Healing” Specialty License Plate

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TALLAHASSEE – The Lauren’s Kids foundation today announced the launch of its new specialty license plate, unveiling a design created...
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Child Sexual Abuse: Always Wrong No Matter Who Commits It

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Any parent can relate to the fear of a sexual predator lurking in the shadows near a playground, looking for...
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DMB: Bringing home the message that “It’s OK to Tell”

DMB: Bringing home the message that “It’s OK to Tell”

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As survivors, caregivers, social workers and people in general we know how important it is to give back and help...
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Jacksonville Child’s Murder Underscores Need For Educating Kids, Parents About Predators

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The death of any child brings a terrible sadness. But the recent tragic murder of eight-year-old Cherish Perrywinkle in Jacksonville...
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Governor Scott Approves Specialty License Plate for Lauren’s Kids

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We applaud Governor Rick Scott on signing HB 7125 into law. Nothing is more important than protecting Florida’s innocent children,...
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The Miami HEAT Supports Lauren’s Kids

The Miami HEAT Supports Lauren’s Kids

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If you've been watching the NBA playoffs (and who hasn't!?), you may have noticed Miami HEAT Head Coach Erik Spoelstra,...
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Governor Scott Signs HB 1325 into Law

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As a survivor and an advocate for victims of sexual abuse, I applaud Governor Rick Scott for signing House Bill...
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Governor Scott Grants $2.5 Million to Rape Crisis Programs

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As an adult survivor of child sexual abuse and an advocate for survivors across the state, I thank Governor Scott...
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Walk in My Shoes: Final Mile & Rally in Tally

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Hey friends, It's been nearly one week since I walked the final mile of my 1500-mile Walk in My Shoes...
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Walk in My Shoes: Week 4

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Hey friends! I can’t believe we’re already on week 4 already!! This week we journeyed through Melbourne, Deland, Daytona, Ocala,...
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Get involved: Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM)

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As a survivor and warrior for change, Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) -- this month -- is very meaningful to...
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Walk in My Shoes: Week 3

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Hey guys, We are more than halfway through Walk in My Shoes already?!? It appears time flies when you’re walking...
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Walk in My Shoes: Week 2

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Hello friends! Two Walk weeks down, four more to go! This week we received so much support from amazing partner...
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Walk in My Shoes: Week 1

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Hello walkers, friends and supporters! It’s been a busy first week and a half on the road – we started...
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Elvis Duran Badass Chick of the Day!

Elvis Duran Badass Chick of the Day!

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I was featured as Elvis Duran's Badass Chick of the Day today! How cool is that!? "Today’s Badass Chick is...
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Lauren Announces the Launch of a New Lauren’s Kids Logo

Lauren Announces the Launch of a New Lauren’s Kids Logo

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It has been six years since I founded Lauren’s Kids. At the time, I was in my early 20’s, still...
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Lauren Responds to Steubenville H.S. Gang Rape

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I am shocked and appalled, as is the rest of the country, by the gang rape of an underage girl...
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Chairman Ron Book: Thank you to friends, supporters, partners and sponsors

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Dear friends: As we reflect on the past year and various things that the Lauren’s Kids Foundation has accomplished, I...
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Ron Book, Re: PA Task Force on Child Protection Recommendations

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As Lauren and I eagerly read through the State of Pennsylvania’s Task Force on Child Protection’s recommendations, we saw some...
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Chris Brown’s tattoo of beaten woman unacceptable, glamorizes violence

Chris Brown’s tattoo of beaten woman unacceptable, glamorizes violence

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Apparently an assault charge, five years probation and working with domestic violence prevention and intervention programs has not been enough...
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This Grandparents Day, talk to your grandchild about safety.

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As an educator and a survivor of childhood sexual abuse, I am often asked by parents and grandparents, “What can...
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Elementary and Middle School Back-to-School Safety

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As summer draws to a close and kids are choosing new backpacks, pens and pencils for the upcoming school year,...
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OSU: Step up, not aside

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It's the end of August and college football is in the air!!! At my house, we are getting fired up...
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Be a Grown-Up Buddy to Your Child

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Child sex abuse is in the news again this week after a convicted sex offender attempted to sexually assault a 10...
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The Florida child sex abuse prevention model: “Pennsylvania and other states should enact tougher laws”

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Earlier this week a Pennsylvania newspaper, The Patriot-News, posted an editorial, “Child abuse victims need reform now” calling for their...
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Sandusky Trial: Lessons for Parents and the Public

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Top 5 lessons parents should learn from the Sandusky Case to protect their children 1.    Child sex abuse is more...
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Sandusky Trial: A parent of a child sex abuse survivor

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One of the most difficult things for a survivor of child sexual abuse to do is tell others about it....
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Sandusky Trial: A parent’s view

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As a parent of a victim of child sexual abuse, I am unfortunately familiar with the predatory details of the...
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Sandusky Trial: My thoughts after the first week

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As I watched the testimony during the Jerry Sandusky trial unfold over the last week, I am reminded of the...
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Another successful SAAM!

Another successful SAAM!

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We were thrilled to work with Florida’s sexual assault treatment centers (SATCs) during Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). During SAAM...
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SAAM Update: Out of Darkness, Into Light

SAAM Update: Out of Darkness, Into Light

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Well, week three of Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) has been pretty exciting! Tuesday night was the premier of WLRN’s...
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Parent’s Perspective: Day 39, Rally in Tally

Parent’s Perspective: Day 39, Rally in Tally

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Well, the walk is over and the "high" on Wednesday is almost indescribable. Reaching the curb of the Capitol is an...
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2012 Walk: Days 30, 31 and 32

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Hello friends! I know it’s been a couple of days since my last blog, but everything’s been so incredibly jam-packed...
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2012 Walk: Day 36

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Walking in my hometown of Panama City brings a flood of good and bad memories.  A survivor of sexual abuse...
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2012 Walk: Days 27 and 28

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Hello friends! Since I’ve last checked in, we’ve walked through the St. Augustine and Jacksonville areas, and had the opportunity...
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2012 Walk: Day 24 & 25

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Yesterday we were walking in the Tampa area and had the privilege to be joined by the women and girls...
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2012 Walk: Day 22 and 23

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This weekend marked the fourth Saturday of the "Walk In My Shoes" walk and Lauren is now three full weeks...
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2012 Walk: Day 17

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Though I only walked for a few hours from Boca to Del Ray Beach yesterday, I sure did a lot...
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Parent’s Perspective: Day 13

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We are now on Day 13 of the Walk and when I am not able to hit the pavement as...
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2012 Walk: Day 11

2012 Walk: Day 11

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Today was a really emotional and heart-wrenching day. Today I had the opportunity to lay a wreath in the Everglades...
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Parent Perspective: Walk Day 8 & 9

Parent Perspective: Walk Day 8 & 9

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Well, I gave all of you a day or two off as I hit the pavement with Lauren and our...
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2012 Walk: Day 10

2012 Walk: Day 10

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Today was a great awareness day! I, along with the Walk team, had the opportunity to participate in the Children's...
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Parent Perspective: Walk Day 14, 15 and 16

Parent Perspective: Walk Day 14, 15 and 16

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Well, this weekend’s pavement pounding for me has now come and gone, and while I increased my mileage by another...
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2012 Walk: Day 7

2012 Walk: Day 7

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Hello all! Today was my first “rest day,” though I didn’t get much rest! I’ve been at the Lauren’s Kids...
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Parent Perspective: 2012 Walk Day 6

Parent Perspective: 2012 Walk Day 6

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The last two days, I have not posted a blog because as opposed to being out pounding the pavement with...
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2012 Walk: Day 5

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Today I taught our new Safer, Smarter Kids kindergarten curriculum to students at three different South Florida schools: OJUS Elementary...
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2012 Walk: Day 4 team perspective

2012 Walk: Day 4 team perspective

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I am the newest member of the team, joining Lauren’s Kids as the executive director in early January.  I started...
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2012: Walk Inspiration for the Day!

2012: Walk Inspiration for the Day!

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The key is to listen to your heart and let it carry you in the direction of your dreams. I've...
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Parent Perspective: 2012 Walk Day 3

Parent Perspective: 2012 Walk Day 3

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Well, I am back in Miami today, while Lauren continues to hit the pavement.  I am doing some serious blister...
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2012 Walk: Day 3

2012 Walk: Day 3

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Hey Guys!! How is everyone today?! So I wanted to fill you in on the walk so far! Our first...
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2012 Walk: Day 1

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Day one came and went!! Some 25 miles down and only two blisters we are well on the way. Yesterday...
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Parent Perspective

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As a parent of a victim survivor of childhood sexual abuse, I try everyday to turn the tragedy and the...
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2012 Walk: Remain Calm!

2012 Walk: Remain Calm!

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Ok so we are less than 48 hours away for the third annual Walk in My Shoes Survivor Walk!! We...
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2012 Walk: Packing for 1,500 miles!

2012 Walk: Packing for 1,500 miles!

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Hey guys! Just a quick post as I am still getting used to this Blog thing!! I am packing to...
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Welcome to My New Blog!

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Hello friends! I am so excited to be officially blogging! Please keep checking back as I will be blogging throughout...
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Protected: Sexual Assault Awareness Month & Child Abuse Prevention Month 2020: Decoding Digital Safety

Protected: Sexual Assault Awareness Month & Child Abuse Prevention Month 2020: Decoding Digital Safety

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