Child Abuse Advocacy & Prevention
"The solution to sexual violence in America
is not more laws, more guns, more police, or more prisons.
The solution to sexual violence is the acceptance of reality."
~ Gavin De Becker, author
The US Department of Health and Human Services estimates that one in three girls
and one in six boys is sexually abused by age 18.
Here is a partial list of websites sponsored by individuals and organizations dedicated to child abuse prevention, research and advocacy.
~ Angela Shelton: www.searchingforangelashelton.com. Searching for Angela Shelton is a documentary and now a movement, for and about women surviving domestic violence, rape and abuse. "The power of this movie is not in the piece of plastic but in people committing to breaking the silence and then breaking the cycle of abuse in their lives..."
~ Childhelp USA: www.childhelpusa.org, provides research, treatment and prevention of child abuse. Their 24-hour hotline is 1-800-4-A-CHILD.
~ Darkness to Light: www.darkness2light.org: Their mission is to empower people to prevent child sexual abuse. They provide awareness, advocacy and prevention for child sexual abuse.
~ Generation Five: www.generationfive.org, is working to end child sexual abuse in five generations. Their website has an extensive resource list.
~Healing Through Creativity is a survivor arts festival that has been held for the last two years in West Virginia during the month of July. This month-long survivor art event is a chance for trauma survivors and their supporters to share their art, writing, poetry, music and other forms of creative healing.
~ Justice for Children, www.jfcadvocacy.org, is "concerned about children's rights and their protection from abuse."
~ Protect, www.protect.org, is a national pro-child, anti-crime membership association.
~ The Safer Society Foundation: www.safersociety.org, "specializing in sexual abuse prevention and treatment publications since 1982."
~ Stop Child Sexual Abuse: www.stopcsa.org, is working toward the prevention and treatment of child sexual abuse.
~ Marilyn Van Derbur, Miss America By Day, www.missamericabyday.com, has a prevention page. Ms. Van Derbur is involved in extensive advocacy and prevention activities.
~ YES I CAN Break The Cycle, www.yesican.org, is "working world-wide to break the cycle of child abuse."