April is Child Abuse Awareness Month. For those of us who have dedicated our lives and our careers to protecting children from harm, we have a lot to be grateful for as we advocate for the rights of children to grow up in safe homes, safe schools and safe communities.
The dawning of the #MeToo and #MarchForOurLives movements is shifting the consciousness of an entire nation. Instead of ignoring demands from survivors of violence for safety in our schools, our workplaces and our homes, as we have seen for centuries, America finally appears to be pulling its head out of the sand and turning toward survivors of violence and assault with meaningful support and resources.
Adult victims of violence are starting to be believed. Serial abusers such as Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey and Matt Lauer are being held accountable for their devastating conduct with the loss of companies, projects and possibly their careers. [Read Full Article]