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Breaking the Silence documentary to air Aug. 30
August 17, 2015
Darkness to Light, TLC and RAINN announce child sexual abuse documentary, ‘Breaking the Silence’
Darkness to Light, in partnership with TLC and RAINN, is pleased to announce the release of “Breaking the Silence,” a documentary film addressing the issue of child sexual abuse.
The film will air commercial-free on Sunday, Aug. 30, at 10 p.m. EDT and will cover several powerful child sexual abuse survivor stories, as well as provide information on how to learn more about the issue, get help, and influence legislation.
This is the first part of a multi-platform campaign to raise awareness on this devastating issue that affects one in 10 children. It is being released in conjunction with several PSAs that feature child sexual abuse survivor Erin Merryn.
We are also pleased to announce that this documentary will feature David Moody, a survivor highlighted in the organizations’ “Stewards of Children®” prevention training. “Stewards of Children” is an award-winning program that teaches adults to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse.
To date, nearly one million youth serving professionals, organization volunteers, parents, caregivers, and community members have been educated on how to protect the children in their lives using this training. “Stewards of Children” is available through a network of facilitators or can be taken online on the D2L website here.
One of the most powerful features of “Stewards of Children” is that it offers survivors affirmation, hope and healing, while providing parents and community members with tools to protect children.
A compelling part of the documentary will be a look inside a training session held in New York City earlier in August that included Jill and Jessa Duggar.
Through viewing the Docutraining® that features survivors, community members, and experts as well as participating in a facilitator-led discussion, attendees are able to see how they can better protect the children in their lives through practicing the five steps of prevention.
To learn more visit D2L.org/BeTheVoice.