Black n Blue Boys/Broken Men Pre-Show Discussion

STARTS 10/25/2012 In the Polk Rehearsal Room
FREE, reservations required.

The Cycle of Abuse:  What We Should Know to Help Children Survive

Thursday, October 25, 2012  6-7:00pm Polk Rehearsal Room

Panelists include: Steve Pemberton whose book A Chance in the World chronicles his journey from victim to survivor; Sharmili Majmudar, Executive Director of Rape Victim Advocates; and Jennifer Green, Advocacy Liaison for Cook County State’s Attorney.

Child abuse occurs at every socioeconomic level, across ethnic and cultural lines, within all religions and at all levels of education. And the statistics are staggering—more than five children die every day as a result of child abuse.  While most reports of abuse come from those required by law to do so, more than 30% of reports come from nonprofessionals—family, friends, and neighbors.

What do we need to know about interpersonal violence? Are their signs we can recognize?  And if we suspect abuse, what do we do?

Join us to begin a conversation with survivors and professionals who will help us understand this hidden epidemic and what we can do to help interrupt the cycles of violence.