Prevention, Healing, & Justice: A Blueprint for Action, with Dr. Daniela Ligiero
We’re all too familiar with the statistics and issues around child abuse in the U.S. But what do we really know about violence against children globally? Are there approaches other countries take that we should apply in our country? Are there successes we should emulate and pitfalls to avoid?
And what would it mean if thousands of organizations working to keep kids safe really banded together and demanded government changes to better support families and protect children? Together for Girls, National Children’s Alliance, survivor organizations, and many more are doing just that in the U.S. through the Keep Kids Safe Coalition and its blueprint for federal policy action. We’re tackling all branches of government in a quest to eliminate sexual violence against children and youth. To find out how you can help, take a listen.
Topics in this episode:
- Dr. Ligiero’s and Together for Girls’ core work (1:31)
- Why the U.S. lacks comprehensive data (6:24)
- Surprising results about boys (8:01)
- Successful strategies, lessons learned (12:01)
- Keep Kids Safe Coalition (20:50)
- The blueprint for national action (29:20)
- How you can get involved (44:13)
- The end of season 3; see you in January (46:51)
Dr. Daniela Ligiero is the executive director and chief executive officer of Together for Girls, a global partnership working to end violence against children and adolescents
Violence Against Children and Youth Surveys from the CDC
The U.S. National Blueprint to End Sexual Violence Against Children and Adolescents is from the Keep Kids Safe Coalition at keep-kids-safe.org
November 30, 2021, article by Lizzie Johnson in The Washington Post about a coach accused of sexual abuse
For more information about National Children’s Alliance and the work of Children’s Advocacy Centers, visit our website at NationalChildrensAlliance.org. And join us on Facebook at One in Ten podcast.
Transcript to come.