Categories: Child Sexual Abuse Survivors, Guest Blog, News and Events, Our Perspective, Survivor Stories

Spotlight: Advocating in Hispanic Communities

This week we chatted with Perla Freed, the Executive Director for the YMCA Guardians for Child Protection, to discuss what advocating for sexual abuse prevention might look like in Hispanic communities. Perla is an expert in the development, implementation and oversight of policies and practices to create and sustain a safe environment for children. She …

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Categories: Child Sexual Abuse Survivors, Guest Blog, News and Events, Our Perspective, Survivor Stories

Spotlight: A Hispanic Perspective on Abuse

As an immigrant and survivor, I know there is stigma that surrounds sexual abuse; the perspective in Hispanic communities is that we do not share our pain or talk about uncomfortable topics. Even now that I have disclosed what happened to me, I have always felt like the topic wants to be forgotten. In recent …

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Categories: Child Sexual Abuse Survivors, News and Events, Our Perspective, Survivor Stories

Honest Conversations: Abuse Safety in Black Communities

What does it look like to develop a culture of abuse safety in Black communities? That’s the question that Ashley Cook and Kevin McNeil worked to answer in our latest episode of Honest Conversations. Ashley and Kevin are survivors of child sexual abuse (and Darkness to Light Authorized Facilitators), and have firsthand experience navigating the …

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Categories: Child Sexual Abuse Survivors, News and Events, Our Perspective, Survivor Stories

Honest Conversations: Stigma and Child Sexual Abuse

In this edition of “Honest Conversations,” our Director of Partnerships, Ashley Davis, spoke with advocate and facilitator Kevin McNeil about breaking the stigma around child sexual abuse in Black communities. Ashley and Kevin share a similar life experience: they both know what it’s like to experience sexual abuse in Black communities. They have experienced both …

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