A Community Awareness & Action Project
Mission: To stop child abuse by providing inspiring and motivating information that promotes pro-action, advocacy and healing.
I believe that people want to stop child abuse but don't know how. They know what NOT to do but don't know what TO DO. They need lots of ideas, realistic steps, and guidance. To stop child abuse we must create an environment where it cannot thrive. To do that, we need to educate and empower adults with information, ideas, and encouragement.
The intended audience of this project is anyone looking for ways to enrich their relationships, family, community, or world. This site is intended to provide a perspective that makes visitors feel good about what they already do and encourage them to do more.
The statistics are staggering. As a highly under-reported crime, the National Council on Child Abuse and Family Violence (www.nccafv.org/child.htm), states that more than 2.5 million reports of child abuse are made in the United States each year. Although not every report will result in a confirmed case of child abuse, clearly we have a lot of work ahead of us to transform our world.
Child abuse and recovery is still talked about in whispers for fear of labeling. And yet talking about it, exploring it from every perspective - victim, offender, enabler, bystander - is the only way we will truly learn what needs to be done to heal and stop the cycle. And it can be done! That's the good news. But we have to get a lot more vocal and a lot more proactive. For the children, for the victims, for everyone. And not because "children are our future." Children are not OUR future. It's not about us. It's about them. And they deserve a safe, healthy, nurturing environment simply because they are here. Their presence truly is a gift and one to be cherished.
As you explore this site, acknowledge all that you do. With your help, we will stop child abuse, end violence, and manifest a more loving world for everyone.
Thank you for being part of the solution!