July 13, 2012
We are so proud to be starting the conversation about child sexual abuse in communities across Northern Virginia. We’ve told you about our partnership with Darkness to Light before, including the Stewards of Children trainings we’re providing across the region to diminish the incidence and impact of child sexual abuse and to raise awareness of the prevalence and consequences in our communities.
But it’s more than the trainings. It’s the talk. The conversations that make MORE people in our communities LESS afraid to talk about child sexual abuse. Less likely to ignore signs of sexual abuse. And more likely to take action to keep children safe. This is how we’ve seen the conversation start so far this year:
- IN PRINT: Letters to the Editor in the Loudoun Times-Mirror and the Prince William News & Messenger
- ON THE RADIO: Interviews and PSAs on local Clear Channel radio station partners like 98.7 WMZQ and HOT 99.5
- ON THE PHONE: Phone calls from local professionals (after our media coverage!) interested in the trainings
- ONLINE: Comments and questions on our Facebook page from parents and professionals
Help us keep this conversation moving: Get comfortable talking about child sexual abuse. It’s an important conversation that every adult needs to have.