Tell Everyone: Break the Silence of Child Abuse is a tool for parents, educators, and community specialists - social workers, first responders, medical personnel, therapists, etc. - to teach children to recognize and report abuse. Tell Everyone teaches children through the use of opposites, defining abusive experiences by comparing and contrasting abuse and kindness, and gives them a voice to share their stories.
Through powerful, simple, repetitive prose and stunning, inclusive watercolor illustrations, Tell Everyone: Break the Silence of Child Abuse is presented in two sections. The first section defines verbal, physical, and sexual abuse by giving examples of how children might experience them. It teaches them that "abuse is NEVER OKAY." The second section defines verbal, physical, and sexual kindness. By contrasting abuse with kindness, and defining these terms in revolutionary ways, Tell Everyone: Break the Silence of Child Abuse helps children understand what abuse looks like when or if they experience it, empowers them to refuse to keep secrets - TELL EVERYONE what is happening to them - and get the help they deserve.