Making a Difference Through Video: Child Sexual Abuse, Children's Advocacy Centers, & The Community
Making a Difference Through Video: Child Sexual Abuse, Children’s Advocacy Centers, & The Community explores the concept of reframing a community’s thoughts and actions towards child sexual abuse prevention and education, instead of believing that child sexual abuse is inevitable. Through this creative final project, I created a series of short-form videos for the Lancaster County Children's Alliance, the Children's Advocacy Center for Lancaster County (PA), accredited by the National Children's Alliance. The Center brings together child abuse professionals who support the needs of child victims and non-offending family members. It is essential that the videos vary in length and communicative angles to increase shareability and reach. Depending on the content of each video, the videos could link to additional social feeds, resources, and community events or experiences being offered. By educating the communities about prevention, intervention, and treatment, Children's Advocacy Centers, like the Lancaster County Children's Alliance, address the horrific reality of child sexual abuse. It is time to stop thinking that the responsibility solely relies on the parents to prevent their children from being harmed. We need to reframe this idea and shift our mindset that a safe childhood is an adult's responsibility - a community's responsibility.
|Making a Difference Through Video: Child Sexual Abuse, Children's Advocacy Centers, & The Community
|CC BY 4.0 (Attribution)
|Masters Culminating Experience
|May 04, 2022