Raising Awareness of Child Sexual Abuse

Child Abuse
Posted at 9:21 PM, Jul 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-04 17:30:23-04

TALLAHASSEE, FL. (WTXL) - A State organization is looking to raise awareness of child sexual abuse in Florida by releasing a video online highlighting startling statistics.

Lauren Book, a South Florida woman who was sexually abused as a child started the organization "Lauren's Kids" to spread awareness. According to the video, one in every three girls and one in every three boys will be sexually abused. Those involved with the program say, they hope to reach more people through the video. Book's mission is to help victims of child sexual abuse.

Chucha Barber the producer of "What if I Told You" campaign says, "We really wanted to make a statement about how its so important that we use all our available resources to make a difference for a very important cost."

"Lauren's Kids" has advocated for the passage of several Florida laws to protect children from sexual abuse.