A beautiful and thoughtful book, and one that I will share with my colleagues. A wonderful idea and helpful resource for victims of abuse and those who want to help them.
Deanne Tilton Durfee, Doc.hc, Executive Director, ICAN
Inter-Agency Council on Chld Abuse and Neglect
A wonderfully encouraging book that speaks simply and positively to heal, enrich, and transform. Filled with thoughtful and practical tips for the caregiver, the survivor, the friend.
Marilyn Van Derbur
Author & Motivational Speaker
Be An Inspiration!
Now available to human rights workers worldwide through the Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights Library at the
A very positive light on a challenging topic
For the more than 40 million survivors in America today, Be An Inspiration! is a call to action.
Written by a survivor and advocate, Debbie Jenae brings a refreshing, engaging, and inclusive approach to ending the cycle of abuse. #58 on the list, Be An Inspiration! is based on her list of 101 Things You Can Do To Prevent Child Abuse. Each of the 101 action items is briefly explained with compassion and encouragement to broaden our scope of prevention while creating a vision of a world without child abuse. And there are more than 40 resources for the parent, survivor, and advocate to explore for further ideas and insight.
Who will benefit?
Survivors of child abuse who may not have had the best role models or nurturing support when they needed it most. Now as adults there is guidance to what's healthy.
Parents & Caregivers who wonder if they are doing what is best from a prevention and proactive point of view.
Anyone who wants to help... touch a heart, protect a child, inspire others, make a difference.
From the author:
I wrote this book to offer a different perspective, provide lots of options, increase feelings of empowerment, and encourage much more positive action.
I believe people want to stop all forms of violence, including child abuse, but they don't know what to do. The issue seems too big and too complex. But our contribution doesn't have to start and end on the front line. We don't have to be in the field to stop child abuse. There are countless ways -- at least 101 -- we can do every day to make a difference. We may not always see the results of our kindheartedness, but we can know that the energy from our intention is actively joining with others, embracing our world.
The list of 101 Things was the result of looking at prevention from a survivor and advocate's point of view. Their hopes and wishes are on everyone's wish list: a world where child abuse does not exist -- where people are appreciated, cherished, encouraged, and supported; a world that recognizes the fundamental value of its inhabitants in equality and perfection. And the good news is that a lot of this stuff is easy. We just need a whole lot more of it.
We can transform our world. Step up. Join in!
Thanks for all you do!