With the full force of our community we can and we will stop child sexual abuse.
Anna is the Executive Director of the Red River Children’s Advocacy Center (RRCAC). The RRCAC is part of the healing journey for children and youth who are the victims of child sexual abuse. Through the collaborative efforts of law enforcement, social services, and medical mental health and advocacy professionals, the RRCAC’s mission comes to life: providing a child-friendly, neutral setting to disclose accounts of abuse and receive services. The child must be embraced and supported. The perpetrator held accountable. There are human behaviors so revolting and incomprehensible like eating human flesh, that they are taboo. Anna believes we should have the same reaction to child sexual abuse – revolt. The RRCAC and its partners are fighting to stop child sexual abuse. Shifting from a focus on just intervention, these professionals and organizations are increasing efforts to prevent child sexual abuse from ever happening by enlisting the help of every adult!
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx