I'm a Believer because I spent most of my life holding a secret.
I know that almost a quarter of children are sexually abused before they are 18 years old and most of them will never tell anyone.
And I know that child abuse is a burden that is carried for the rest of your life.
Being a better listener, being a Believer, is a way to make sure that when a child tells me I will be listening - and believing.
How you can help
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month and we're launching our Believers program. Children try to tell someone an average of 9 times before anyone believes them. Can you imagine how much quicker abuse can stop if we all just believe children when they tell us they are being abused? Take this pledge and working together we can start stopping abuse one belief at a time. Believers believe victims of…
Who will stop abuse? Working together we all will. Take the first step to stop abuse. Make a personal commitment to be an Abuse Stopper by taking the pledge. Join us as we work together to stop abuse and alleviate the suffering of all that abuse involves. Abuse is a horror so chilling that our first impulse is to turn away in hope that by ignoring reality it will disappear. But abuse doesn't…
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