With Guest Speaker, Child Abuse Advocate, and Survivor—ERIN MERRYN
Rock Island, IL, March 16, 2011 – The Child Abuse Council is hosting its annual conference, “Children Exposed to Violence” on Thursday, March 31, at the Isle of Capri Conference Center, Bettendorf. Child abuse survivor, author and children’s advocate Erin Merryn will be this year’s keynote speaker. Erin impacted Oprah and a national audience on Oct. 6 when she discussed her push for laws to help fellow sex abuse victims. This is Erin’s first trip to the Quad Cities.
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By the time you finish reading this, 15 children will have been abused; In the next five minutes, 30 more; Within the next hour, 360 more; And by tonight, close to 8,000+ children will have suffered from abuse, 5 of which will die. Child abuse has increased 134% since 1980 and is now considered a worldwide epidemic. The high jump in child abuse deaths and the shocking increase in statistics highlights the frightening lack of public knowledge.
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