Tonight's SPECIAL GUEST is Svava Brooks, a native of Iceland who now makes her home in San Diego. A survivor of child abuse herself, Svava is determined to use the trials of her life to help others. She's a member of several groups, notably www.TAALK.org in San Diego, the non profit that seeks to "break the silence that surrounds child sexual abuse." Ms Brooks is also devoted to helping the children of her native Iceland. In 2004 she co-founding a group which stresses its not complicated to talk about child abuse: www.blattafram.is (which means "straight talk"). She also recommends the book "The Socially Skilled Child Molester," by Dr. Carla van Dam. Back in the US, Svava is also involved with the Darkness to Light organization (www.D2L.org) and, for the younger crowd, recommends the work of a puppet show troupe, The Kids On The Block (www.TheKidsOnTheBlock.com). Svava's passion for speaking about her childhood abuse and healing journey comes from knowing that she has given voice to many survivors to start their journey and break the silence. With her relentless compassion, she seeks to create a safe place for adults to come to terms with the fact, that they need to make better choices when it comes to keeping kids safe.
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