The Road Beyond Abuse

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National Child Abuse Month is a time to raise awareness about child abuse and neglect. But awareness only matters when we can attach it to action.

While we provide current, reliable data of substantiated incidents of child abuse and neglect in Georgia by county, we also recognize that the stories and faces behind the statistics are what move us to action.

Last year Georgia Public Broadcasting (GPB) presented “The Road Beyond Abuse,” a documentary that depicts the agonizing stories of child abuse survivors and examines what Georgia is doing to prevent child abuse and neglect. If you didn’t catch this compelling, heartrending production, I urge you to watch it online.

Narrated by Jane Fonda and produced by GPB Executive Producer Pam Roberts, this GPB original production focuses on two adults now living in Georgia. Though both of them were physically and emotionally battered for years, they refused to give up and went on to achieve great things in their lives. “The Road Beyond Abuse” looks at how and why this was possible.

Following the documentary, GaFCP Executive Director Gaye Smith participated in “The Road Beyond Abuse: A Discussion.” Hosted by GPB’s Susan Hoffman, the program examines what Georgia is doing to combat child neglect and abuse.

Watch “The Road Beyond Abuse.”

Watch the discussion.

Visit the GPB Web site to find out about child abuse resources in Georgia, listen to experts on child abuse, and to hear more stories.

We’d like to hear from you. Tell us what you or your organization is doing this month or has done this past year to prevent child abuse in Georgia.