(PRWEB) October 3, 2003
SEXUAL ABUSE OF CHILDREN Â THE GREATEST GLOBAL HIDDEN EPIDEMIC
Childhood Â It Should Not Hurt is a brand new book that was just released August 22nd.
The current statistics from the Department of Justice is that one in three girls and one in four boys will be sexually violated one or more times before they reach the age of eighteen.
This book addresses every aspect of child sexual abuse. It has an extensive list of the signs and symptoms, and also in-depth information about prevention. It also addresses the failure of the courts to protect children, describes the social service agencies and how to work with them. Information is provided on the kinds of pedophiles, including the female pedophile, cyber molesters and clergy abuse is also addressed. There is information for the non-offending parents and their struggle through the court system, extensive information for adult survivors is delicately handled with the emphasis on healing and moving on. It is written in an easy to read format that does not trigger the survivor. One chapter educates the reader about the serious issue of pedophilia Â the alternate lifestyle. Yes, there are people and organizations that actually condone sexually abusing children. The cost of the book is $21.95. This is a book that is written for everyone, parents, teachers, law enforcement, clergy, child advocates, therapists and all others who care about the health and welfare of children.
Claire R. Reeves, C.C.D.C., president and founder of Mothers Against Sexual Abuse, (MASA) has compiled information gathered from over a decade of being in the trenches fighting sexual abuse of children. Childhood Â It Should Not Hurt is being touted as the most comprehensive tome available addressing this crime against children.
Candice Rosing DeLong, Host of LifetimeÂs "What Should You Do" and author of My Life on the Front Lines as a Woman in the FBI writes: ÂA Bible for anyone who works with or even cares about our children, our futureÂ.
Mothers Against Sexual Abuse, (MASA), AgainstSexualAbuse.org is a national non-profit organization founded by Reeves in March of 1992. MASA has provided ongoing support for victims of child sexual abuse and non-offending parents of children who have been sexually abused. Important legislation has been designed and supported by MASA on both the state and federal levels. One of the most important was to eliminate the statute of limitations for criminal prosecution in cases of incest and child sexual abuse in the state of California. MASA supported MeganÂs Law, federal legislation passed in 1995.
Reeves has appeared as a guest on numerous television and radio shows. A sought after speaker Reeves has lectured at universities, hospitals, schools, professional conferences, etc. The California Senate and Assembly both honored Reeves for her work on behalf of victims. Los Angeles County honored Reeves for her work on behalf of the people of Los Angeles. Governor Pete Wilson gave Reeves a special tribute in 1996. In 1997 Reeves was honored as a Woman of the Year for Los Angeles County.
Childhood Â It Should Not Hurt is for everyone: parents, teachers, mental health professionals, lawyers, judges, clergy, and anyone concerned about the health and welfare of children. Available through Barnes & Noble, Walden's Book, BooksAMillion, Walmart.com, and Amazon.com. If your local Library does not carry the book, please put in a request to make this book availble to everyone. Also please visit: http://www.ChildHoodItShouldNotHurt.com
Claire Reeves will also be appearing at the following BooksAMillion stores for book signings. Concord Mills Mall Concord NC October 18th 1 to 3, Rock hill SC October 19th 2 to 5, 4031 Old Wake Forest Rd Raleigh NC October 25th 3 to 5, Wilson NC October 25th 11 to 1, Statesville NC October 26th 1 to 3, Williamsburg VA November 1st 11 to 2, 9131 Midlothian Turnpike Richmond VA 3 to 5, Colonial Heights November 2nd 11 to 2, 8093 West Broad St. Richmond VA 3 to 5.
Contact Art Cooksey for signings in your area Art@LTIPublishing.net