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APB's speakers on child abuse share their inspirational stories of overcoming such trauma and empowering themselves as adults. From best-selling authors to activists, APB has the perfect child abuse speaker for your event.

Child Abuse

Domestic Violence Activist, Actor & Best-Selling Author

Born in Cuba, Rivers came to the US at the age of two, endured horrific child abuse and witnessed domestic violence at the hands of his father, which he chronicles in his New York Times bestseller, A Private Family Matter.

Senior Executive at Walgreens Boots Alliance, Best Selling Author, A Chance in the World

Steve Pemberton’s story is about defying seemingly unsurmountable odds— overcoming abuse and neglect as an orphan in foster care to become a trail-blazing corporate executive, enlightened diversity leader, visionary youth advocate and acclaimed...

Author & Therapist

Co-author of Ghosts from the Nursery: Tracing the Roots of Violence, Karr-Morse presents compelling evidence that violent behavior in children is linked to abuse and neglect that occurs in the first three years of life. As director of The...

Motivator & Singer/Songwriter

Made famous by The Glee Project, Mario Arnauz Bonds overcame a childhood marked by blindness, abuse, and abandonment to become a sought-after motivational speaker and singer/songwriter.

Best-Selling Author & Screenwriter

Antwone Fisher is the screenwriter and real-life subject of the Hollywood blockbuster Antwone Fisher, directed by Denzel Washington. The film tells the story of his childhood at the hands of the foster care system.

Activist & Expert on Violence

Speaker William Kellibrew IV is an international advocate for civil, human, women, children, and victims' rights.

Legendary R&B Vocalist / American Juniors Judge

Graced by Gladys Knight’s exquisite voice, and the dramatic choral arrangements of the Pips, Gladys Knight & The Pips transcended countless musical fads, achieved mainstream and international success, and made some of the most memorable...

The 15th Surgeon General of the United States

As a pediatric endocrinologist and 15th Surgeon General of the United States, Dr. Elders has a deep concern for young people and teaches that education, prevention, and responsibility are the keys to a healthy life. An outspoken advocate on...

Inner-City Youth & Education Advocate

Profiled on 60 Minutes & featured in the documentary Waiting for Superman, Geoffrey Canada is the former President & CEO of Harlem Children’s Zone, an agency that works to better the future of inner-city youth.

CEO of Robin Hood, Army Combat Veteran & Best-Selling Author

Acclaimed author Wes Moore energizes audiences with his remarkable personal story of overcoming adversity through education, embracing personal responsibility and emerging as an inspirational leader.

Former Juvenile Court Judge & Star of Judge Hatchett

Nationally recognized as an expert on juvenile & social issues, Judge Glenda Hatchett garnered national appeal for her award-winning show, Judge Hatchett. She is the author of Dare to Take Charge.

Child Health, Safety & Welfare Expert

Janet Rosenzweig makes life safer for children, easier for parents, and more rewarding for professionals who have dedicated their careers to serving children and families.

Emmy-Winning Dateline NBC Correspondent

Currently a veteran correspondent for NBC News' ,Dateline NBC, he has won Emmy Awards for his dramatic coverage and breakthrough investigative reporting on issues ranging from terrorism, homeland security, social crisis, to international...

Social Worker, Activist & Author

Maryum Ali, affectionately known as May May, was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois and is the eldest child of boxing legend Muhammad Ali’s nine children.

Co-Principal Investigator, Adverse Childhood Experience Study

Vincent J. Felitti, MD, is a noted physician and researcher on the negative impacts in adults of adverse life experiences during childhood. Dr. Felitti is co-principal investigator of the internationally recognized Adverse Childhood Experiences (...

Authority on Child Development

Dr. Kyle Pruett is an international authority on child development with a special interest in fatherhood and its effects on children. A pioneer in defining the role of men as fathers, Dr. Pruett focuses on fathers as one of the great, often...

Viral Video Sensation as the "Cool Dad," Motivational Speaker & Foster Care Expert

Derek Clark, the viral "Rapping Dad" sensation, has had a life of resilience and redemption. As a speaker, author and singer/songwriter, Clark has spoken and performed his true-life trials and personal triumphs. Inspiring organizations with his...

Pediatrician / Author

Dr. Newberger, a leading figure in the movement to improve the protection and care of children, is renowned for his ability to bring together good sense and science on the main issues of family life. A pediatrician and author of many influential...

Former First Lady of Somaliland & Women’s Rights Advocate

A pioneer in the struggle for the abolition of female circumcision, Edna Adan is the founder of the Edna Adan Maternity Hospital in Hargeisa, Somaliland. She previously served as Foreign Minister and First Lady of Somaliland.

Survivor of Cleveland Kidnappings

Lily Rose, aka Michelle Knight, the first of the three women abducted by notorious Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro, recounts the full story of her years in captivity, her escape and the powerful inner strength and capacity for hope that has...

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