Staffing, Safety, Society: Season 2, Episode 5
As an author, parent, and social worker, Meghan Hurley Backofen knows that abusers rely on secrecy to perpetrate their crimes. That’s why she works to empower children to recognize and report abuse—including through her children’s book Who’s the Boss Of This Body?, and podcast 10 Tips for Sexual Abuse Prevention. In this episode, Meghan explains that it is always the responsibility of adults to protect children from abuse. Yet, she says, part of that responsibility includes teaching the knowledge, skills, and even vocabulary that kids need to seek help, should they ever need it.