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Pennsylvania Family Support Alliance: Another Resource Protecting Children From Abuse

April is Child Abuse National Prevention Month. During April, Pennsylvania Family Support Alliance (PFSA) undertakes a multi-tiered effort to encourage Pennsylvanians to get a clearer picture of the tragedy of child abuse and what role they can play in preventing it. PFSA believes that every citizen in Pennsylvania has a vital role to play in protecting our children. This center is designed to help you do just that! It’s a complex problem and the child welfare system is also complicated. They want to help you understand the issues, communicate with key legislative leaders and use your voice to ensure the safety [...]

By |April 29th, 2018|Categories: 30 For 30|0 Comments
  • Rhett at Rowan College for Take Back the Night

Take Back The Night!

The Humanity Preservation Foundation (HPF) was honored to speak at Rowan College Burlington County's "Take Back the Night" event. This took place on Tuesday April 24, 2018.  The event was coordinated by the "Service Learning Students" (pictured). At Take Back the Night, president/co-founder of HPF, Rhett Hackett, spoke to a group of students and faculty. He told his personal story of child sexual abuse, his appearance on the Oprah Winfrey Show, and consequently the launch of Humanity Preservation Foundation. His presentation included the topic of their recent campaign "HandsOFF" as well as the launch of their victim support project "PULSE.” [...]

By |April 28th, 2018|Categories: 30 For 30|0 Comments

How Is Vermont Protecting Your Children

Teresa is an advocate for Prevent Child Abuse Vermont, and a child abuse victim herself.  It's been almost 30 years since she moved to Vermont and away from a life she swore she'd leave behind. "There was a lot of physical and sexual abuse, all in relation to my surroundings," says Teresa.  "There was probably between 7 and 10 abuse cases that I went through...stepfather, uncle, neighbors, friends of friends." Teresa teaches the nurturing program, offered through Prevent Child Abuse Vermont, an advocacy group geared towards stopping child abuse before it happens. "It teaches parents empathy and learning from past behaviors [...]

By |April 28th, 2018|Categories: 30 For 30|0 Comments

Plant Pinwheels On Earth Day!

April is Child Abuse Awareness month, a time to recognize that we can each play a part in promoting the social and emotional wellbeing of children and families of our community.  After all, child abuse and neglect is 100% preventable. Every year volunteers and advocates plant pinwheel gardens in recognition of Child Abuse Prevention Month. The pinwheel gardens are our promise to children that we are all working to make our community a safe and nurturing place for them and families to grow and flourish. Our pinwheel gardens are a great visible reminder to us all. Children hold the future [...]

By |April 23rd, 2018|Categories: 30 For 30|0 Comments

Empowering Survivor Stories

Adult survivors of childhood trauma and child abuse share personal stories of recovery to help break down isolation and give hope and optimism. Read these stories here: https://www.blueknot.org.au/Survivors-Supporters/For-Survivors/Survivor-Stories

By |April 22nd, 2018|Categories: 30 For 30|0 Comments

Clare’s Story of Child Abuse

"Forgiveness is to me a paradox. Sometimes it seems like the penultimate step in moving on. Sometimes I think that forgiveness is more than abusers deserve. Sometimes I don’t know whom to forgive." Read Clare's story: https://www.childabuseroyalcommission.gov.au/narratives/clares-story

By |April 21st, 2018|Categories: 30 For 30|0 Comments

J. Smith’s Story

J. Smith submitted an account of being abused in foster homes and by his step-grandfather. "I have been through hell and I have seen some things that a child should never witness or experience at such a young age, but I have come to believe this: if you can live through the worst times of your life, you can live through anything. Your life is beautiful even if one person or many people try and take it from you. You will get days that you just want to give up but you don't, you keep on marching and moving forward. [...]

By |April 19th, 2018|Categories: 30 For 30|0 Comments