One in Three Girls Under 18 Are Abused: Most Won’t Disclose; Washington DC Needs to Get Educated On the Subject

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On “Tell Me More” a provocative discussion of sexual abuse of minors, particularly in light of the recent “bystander” failure to resort  abuse at Pennsylvania State University.

One of the guests, Lauren Book, tells her story.  Lauren Book, founder of Lauren’s Kids, was a victim of childhood sexual abuse for six years at the hands of her nanny. Armed with the knowledge that 95 percent of sexual abuse is preventable through education, Lauren sought to turn her experience into a vehicle to prevent childhood sexual abuse and heal survivors.  “I survived, I’m ok… because it’s always ok to tell.” — Lauren Book

Organizations that deal with children like DC Child and Family Services, as well as the top officials of the Gray Administration, DCPS, and the pediatric staff at Georgetown University Hospital need to read this book and get educated on the subject — because abuse is being ignored in Washington DC, particularly where white middle class parents are involved.

Amid the Penn State scandal, host Michel Martin explores how parents can teach kids to flag inappropriate behavior from adults. Martin hears from a childhood sexual abuse survivor, a pediatrician, and two regular parenting contributors.  Teaching Kids About Sexual Abuse, It is OK to Tell

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One Response to One in Three Girls Under 18 Are Abused: Most Won’t Disclose; Washington DC Needs to Get Educated On the Subject

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