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Amanda Brunson, Prevent Child Abuse (2015)

The Press Club



Genre: News, Public Affairs, Speech

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2015-02-16

Duration: 00:28:14

Subjects: BATON ROUGE PRESS CLUB | Brunson, Amanda | Prevent Child Abuse Louisiana | Child Abuse | Sexual Abuse | Safe Haven Law | Social media


  • Brunson, Amanda Speaker


A speech by Amanda Brunson before the Baton Rouge Press Club on February 16, 2015. Brunson is the executive director of Prevent Child Abuse Louisiana. She discusses: her organization’s role in preventing child abuse; the Nurturing Parenting Program; collaborating with other organizations to prevent sexual abuse; Safe Haven laws; the public awareness campaign “Pinwheels for Prevention”; the history of child abuse laws; child abuse statistics in Louisiana and the nation; the long-term consequences for child abuse survivors; the results of the Adverse Childhood Experiences Study; and the protective factors that lead to prevention. She also answers questions from the press on the following topics: the percentage of child abuse victims currently in the prison population; sexual abuse; the role of social media; and advocacy.