Stone County Abuse Prevention - Emergency Shelter, Community Resources, and Public Education
"He told me that if I told anybody, my parents wouldn't believe me; he'd come get me. As a matter of fact, he told me my parents wouldn't love me anymore. He brainwashed me," Merryn explained."No one had been educating me, 'You don't keep these kinds of secrets. You'll be believed; this isn't your fault.'"

"There's no sign across the forehead that says 'I was abused.' And yet one in four girls and one in six boys will be sexually abused by their 18th birthday," -- Erin Merryn.

Now the little girl turn activist is working to pass a law that would empower children. She wants to protect them from the nightmare she experienced for years:

The law requires age-appropriate personal body safety and sexual abuse prevention curriculum for pre-kindergarten through 12th grade students in public schools.It educates kids on safe touch, unsafe touch; safe secrets, unsafe secrets; how to get away and tell.

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Our Better Days Ahead 5k Run/Walk
April 25, 2015

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Real love doesn't hurt! 
 This video from the Amanda Forum addresses dating violence. At 4:04, they talk about signs of a healthy relationship.  Share them with your children and your friends.  Let's do what we can to end domestic violence.

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