"Silencing the Lambs" is a dramatic 25-minute radio special on child abuse that features a powerful interview with Compassion International President Emeritus Wess Stafford on the horrific abuse he suffered while attending a Christian boarding school in Africa and how God used that pain to create a passionate advocate for children around the world. Through his vulnerability, Wess hopes the program will help bring healing to victims of child abuse everywhere.
- To listen to "Silencing the Lambs," visit toosmalltoignore.com and click on the "Why Children Matter" button.
What is child abuse?
According to the World Health Organization:
Child abuse and maltreatment constitute all forms of physical and/or emotional ill treatment, sexual abuse, neglect, negligent treatment or commercial or other exploitation, resulting in actual or potential harm to the child's health, survival, development or dignity within the context of a relationship of responsibility, trust or power.
Where can I get more information on child abuse?
For more resources and information on child abuse prevention and healing, visit the following web sites:
What is Compassion's approach to fighting child abuse?
Concern for children is the cornerstone on which Compassion International's ministry has been built. We are opposed to all forms of child abuse and exploitation and will do everything within our power to ensure that no harm comes to any child registered in our program.
Compassion has a Child Protection Policy to protect children in Compassion projects, as well as Compassion sponsors, from abuse and wrongful allegations of abuse.