Whether you live nearby or far away, whether we speak often or have never spoken personally, I want to thank each and every one of you for your commitment to the safety and well-being of children and adults everywhere – and for never letting me forget that, “Though the oceans are wide and the mountains divide, it’s a small world after all!”
What does it take to protect child entertainers from abuse? Many of us enjoy seeing child entertainers, and many of them love the work they do. But, if their success comes at the cost of abuse by someone in power, the price is too high.
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month in the US and some other parts of the world. We cannot take away the tremendous harm done by abuse in the past. We can and must do our best to protect the kids of today and tomorrow – and to help everyone who has suffered abuse as a child to find healing and hope.
Here are seven ways to take positive action.