No Greater Joy Ministries
(BLACK PR WIRE) – Senator Brown’s revelation of childhood sexual abuse is bringing national attention to a tragedy that continues to devastate countless lives.
1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys will be the victims of sexual abuse by the time they reach 18!
Bestselling author, Debi Pearl, addresses the issue of sexual predators in her newly released children’s book, Sara Sue Learns To Yell & Tell, available at http://shop.nogreaterjoy.org/product_info.php/products_id/403. Sexual predators are on the increase and come in many disguises and with enticing offers. It is now more important than ever to equip children with the ability to spot predators and yell and tell on them. This book can effectively help parents equip their children to be aware but in an engaging and nonthreatening presentation.
The first book in the series, Samuel Learns To Yell and Tell became an Amazon best seller less than 30 days after its release, ranking #1 in “Movers and Shakers”, #40 on “Hot New Releases” and #75 “Overall Sales” on November 4, 2010 out of over 22 million books offered on Amazon.
Sara Sue Learns To Yell & Tell is the second in the series and is being launched on Amazon on March 1-3 with a Special Promotion by publisher No Greater Joy Ministries, available at http://www.nogreaterjoy.org/go/amazon-blitz/.
It is written in a musical rhyme and rhythm that children love. They will also be more inclined to remember what they read by this type of writing. It is told in a simple story telling manner introducing a unique young girl named Sara Sue to guide them in these lessons.
Debi said, “I was prompted to write this book after receiving an alarming number of letters and emails asking for advice about children that have been molested in some manner. I wanted to write it in a way that children will enjoy reading and fully understand the concept of yelling and telling when approached in an inappropriate way.”
It is never too soon to warn your children. Children as young as four years old through pre-teens will find the story captivating, as well as instructional. They can follow Sara Sue as she presents potential dangers to her younger sister and gently instructs her on how to recognize and respond to these dangers. She is given the opportunity to think it through and come to the correct answers as children will naturally do if properly guided.
Giving a child this simple knowledge is arming them with wisdom to always yell and always tell. This is a priceless tool for parents as they seek to protect their children from those who seek them harm.
Senator Brown is to be commended for his courage in coming forward and going public with this tragic period of his life. He has given a voice and hope to others who have been abused and suffered in silence.
The statistics are shocking
• 1 in 4 girls is sexually abused before the age of 18.
• 1 in 6 boys is sexually abused before the age of 18.
• An estimated 39 million survivors of childhood sexual abuse exist in America today.
Even within the walls of their own homes, children are at risk for sexual abuse
• 30-40% of victims are abused by a family member.
• Another 50% are abused by someone outside of the family whom they know and trust.
Sexual abuse can occur at all ages, probably younger than you think
• The median age for reported abuse is 9 years old.
• More than 20% of children are sexually abused before the age of 8.
Like Senator Brown most children don't tell even if they have been asked
• Evidence that a child has been sexually abused is not always obvious, and many children do not report that they have been abused.
• Over 30% of victims never disclose the experience to ANYONE.
• Young victims may not recognize their victimization as sexual abuse.
• Almost 80% initially deny abuse or are tentative in disclosing. Of those who do disclose, approximately 75% disclose accidentally. Additionally, of those who do disclose, more than 20% eventually recant even though the abuse occurred.
Most perpetrators don't molest only one child if they are not reported and stopped.
• An average serial child molester may have as many as 400 victims in his lifetime.