Those on the front lines of child abuse response know that the current reality is often bleak. Modern child protection professionals face resource limitations, an explosion of online child exploitation, field turnover, and more. All too often, even the systems and individuals entrusted with keeping children safe fail them, endangering others and inflicting further trauma on child victims. There is a better way. Leveraging promising approaches and practical action steps, Darkest Before Dawn casts a realistic vision for the eradication of child abuse.
1. Articulate surmountable challenges and barriers to child abuse eradication.
2. Summarize positive developments in the field of child protection and other sources of resilience for practitioners.
3. Understand and implement blueprints for the long-term reduction of child abuse.
4. Identify systemic factors posing barriers to justice.