Author Lauren Book is in the news, presenting testimony today to the United States Senate Health Committee on Children and Families. She also wrote an Op-Ed piece in yesterday’s USA Today on the Penn State and Syracuse University abuse scandals: http://www.usatoday.com/news/opinion/forum/story/2011-12-11/penn-state-syracuse-abuse-scandals/51815812/1
It’s OK to Tell is Book’s personal story of being the victim and now survivor of child sexual abuse. Because of her experience, she founded the Lauren’s Kids Foundation along with her father, Ronald Book, in 2007 to work to prevent sexual abuse and help survivors heal. In 2012, her sexual abuse prevention curriculum, “Safer, Smarter Kids” is being implemented in Florida elementary schools.
IT’S OK TO TELL: A Story of Hope and Recovery 9781935212430