TO THE LEAST OF THESE
Child abuse is a topic that tugs at my heart. As a survivor of child abuse, I know how tough it is to need help but not know what to do and where to turn and who to trust. Through spiritual guidance, mentoring, prayer, supportive family and friends, and learning to love and accept myself, I was able to get through difficult times.
Below are resources to help answer questions that may gnaw at you. My desire is that these resources will point you in the right direction and give you relief, help, healing, comfort, peace, and hope as you move forward in life. If you need a listening ear or mentoring, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Rhovonda Brown, CEO of The Pillar of Hope, Inc.
PREVENTING CHILD ABUSE & NEGLECT
CDC’s fact sheet that includes definitions, consequences, and prevention strategies for preventing child abuse and neglect. -CDC
AMERICAN ACADEMY OF CHILD & ADOLESCENT PSYCHIATRY
Child abuse and violence affect millions of children each year. Child abuse includes physical, sexual, emotional abuse and neglect. - AACAP
THE NATIONAL COALITION TO PREVENT CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE & EXPLOITATION
The Six Pillars of Prevention is a guiding document that outlines six critical components to the prevention of abuse. With the release of this document, the Prevention Coalition is hoping to build a dialogue around the creation of a comprehensive policy agenda to benefit children and prevent sexual abuse.
Explaining that there is no one policy that can combat child sexual abuse and exploitation, the Prevention Coalition chose instead to identify six areas in which policies can have the most impact on prevention. - The National Coalition to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse & Exploitation
STOP IT NOW!
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, which has caused many families to be isolated at home, Stop It Now! is sharing tools and strategies for navigating these unprecedented times, while keeping children's sexual safety a priority. - Stop It Now
The 2019/2020 Prevention Resource Guide is designed to help individuals and organizations in every community strengthen families and prevent child abuse and neglect. The Resource Guide focuses on protective factors that build on family strengths to foster healthy child and youth development. - Child Welfare Information Gateway