Parents and those and those closest to the youngest members of our society do all they can to protect the health and safety of children. We don’t like to think about the possibility of the children we love being at risk for sexual abuse. The fact is, the threat is real. 1 in 5 girls and 1 in 3 boys will be sexually abused by their 18th birthday. The good news is there are things we can all do to end it, forever. We interviewed Billye Jones, an expert and leader in the movement of childhood sexual abuse treatment prevention.
Learn 5 tips to prevent sexual abuse and what the process of grooming looks like, which is a process that abusers use to identify and perpetrate against victims. Additionally, she talks about how she moved through the social work profession, her own loss that led her to a social worker who changed her life, and how she became a powerful voice in the fight against childhood sexual abuse.
People Need to Know for this episode include, the memoir, “Becoming,” by First Lady Michelle Obama. Also, the Netflix series, “When They See Us,” by Ava DuVernay. Finally, Betty’s mom’s new book! You can learn more about Billye and her work on Facebook, or her website. You can follow DC&CM on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest. Furthermore, read about about Billye’s five childhood sexual abuse prevention tips, here. Please do not forget to rate, review, and subscribe. Thank you for listening, and learning this necessary information about ending childhood sexual abuse.