An estimated one in ten children will be the victim of sexual abuse before the age of 18. In an effort to promote education, raise awareness and advance the conversation on this important matter, TLC has partnered with two of the nation’s leading abuse prevention organizations, RAINN and Darkness to Light, on a new documentary addressing the issue.
BREAKING THE SILENCE will air commercial-free on Sunday, August 30th at 10/9c and shine a light on the challenging journey faced by those affected by child sexual abuse, as well as offer useful information where people can turn for help. The documentary is part of a multi-platform partnership between TLC, RAINN and Darkness to Light. For more information on the documentary and Erin Merryn, survivor, advocate and force behind Erin’s Law, click here.
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Founded in 2000, Darkness to Light (D2L) a nonprofit organization with the mission to empower people to prevent child sexual abuse. Our work is guided by our vision to create a world for children where child sexual abuse does not exist. We believe protecting children is an adult responsibility and that education is critical for prevention efforts as well as a catalyst for larger cultural change. Our immediate focus is to make child sexual abuse prevention a national priority. We work to end child sexual abuse by educating, raising awareness, sharing resources and through fostering a network of committed prevention advocates. Through our Stewards of Children program, Darkness to Light has trained nearly one million adults how to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse.
For D2L’s tips on how to talk to your kids click here.