In just one minute, the video below tells the story of a student confiding in her teacher about abuse.
But the process of healing from abuse takes much longer than a minute. In this video, Teresa Huizar, the executive director of the National Children's Alliance, explains her inspiration for providing support to those responding to reports of child abuse and neglect across the nation. As she says in the video below, "no child should ever have to feel that they were tattooed to the shame that belonged to their abuser."
There were over 1.5 million clicks on this post, and this increased awareness has allowed the National Children's Alliance to grow so that more children across the country can heal through a child advocacy center.
Even more children and communities can benefit from these resources if we continue to show our support.
If you or someone you know has experienced abuse, you can find local resources here.