TLC PRESENTS Erin Merryn: Breaking the Silence Aug. 30, 10/9c

BREAKING THE SILENCE will air commercial-free on Sunday Aug. 30 at 10/9c pm and shine a light on the challenging journey faced by  those affected by child sexual abuse, as well as other useful information where people can turn for help. An estimated one in ten children will be the victim of sexual abuse before […]

Etowah County man charged with sexual abuse and child pornography; victim spoke up after seeing school presentation

GADSDEN, Ala. (WHNT-TV News) – The Etowah County Sheriff’s Office says a school presentation about sexual abuse resulted in a man being put in jail on child sex abuse and pornography charges. Thomas Aaron Craig, 30, is charged in connection with sexual abuse and pornography with minors, according to Sheriff Todd Entrekin. Craig, of Gadsden, was […]

FIRST LOOK: TLC’s Documentary Breaking the Silence Gives Voice to Victims of Childhood Sexual Abuse

(People Magazine) Following the cancellation of TLC’s hit series 19 Kids and Counting the network has partnered with two of the nation’s leading sexual abuse prevention organizations to create a new documentary addressing the issue. Breaking the Silence teams up TLC with RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) and Darkness to Light (D2L) a […]

Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Act introduced, provides federal funding for Erin’s Law

Congresswoman Katherine Clark (D-Mass) and Congressman Joe Heck (R-NV) introduced the Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Act July 15, legislation to protect children from sexual abuse. The proposed legislation funds school programs that provide age-appropriate lessons to primary and secondary school students on how to recognize and safely report sexual abuse. The Child Sexual Abuse […]

Federal law introduced to fund Erin’s Law, protect children from sexual abuse in all states

WASHINGTON D.C. – Such EXCITING news to share! My biggest battle the past 5 years getting Erin’s Law passed in each state is that it is an unfunded mandate. Well, that is about to change. A FEDERAL bill has been introduced – with bipartisan support by U.S. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Dean Heller (R-NV), and […]

Legislature passes Alaska Safe Children’s Act

  (KTOO Public Media)-The Alaska Legislature has passed the Alaska Safe Children’s Act nearly unanimously. The bill requires schools to provide age-appropriate education meant to prevent harm to children. The section known nationally as “Erin’s Law” teaches students about sexual abuse and lets them know there are resources if someone is hurting them. The second […]

ALASKA residents please take action!!!

ALASKA residents please take action!!! Looks like several of your senators don’t want to protect children from abuse and just want to play politics instead. Erin’s Law is about to die in Alaska, which means the lives of many Alaska children’s innocence will die this year due to legislators who are playing games with their […]

Abuse Survivor Reveals Duggar Text Messages, the One Thing Michelle, Jim Bob Are Doing Right

Yahoo Parenting -Erin Merryn met with some of the Duggar children in 2013 to discuss sexual abuse prevention at the request of Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar. (Photo: Erin Merryn) Erin Merryn is a mother and an advocate for sexual abuse prevention. At age 6, she was molested and later raped by a friend’s uncle. […]

Sexual abuse survivor: Duggars ‘did not handle this the proper way’

The Duggar family has faced plenty of public criticism since the sexual molestation allegations against oldest son Josh Duggar came to light, much of which the “19 Kids and Counting” stars addressed in a recent interview. But they’ve also faced criticism in private. According to sexual abuse survivor and prevention advocate Erin Merryn, in 2014, […]


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