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Child Abuse

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...

Business Leader & Child Advocate

Stephen Pemberton is the Divisional VP and Chief Diversity Officer of Walgreens and is an expert at diversifying workforces. He is a leading keynote speaker on matters of diversity and inclusion and its importance to...

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...

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...

Activist & Expert on Violence

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

Academy Award-Winning Actress

A young Oscar winner for her role in The Miracle Worker, Duke stunned the world when she shared her story of living with bipolar disorder in her best-selling book, A Brilliant Madness. Now an outspoken...

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...

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...

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...

Best-Selling Author & Youth Advocate

A youth advocate and decorated war veteran, Wes Moore is the author of the acclaimed The Other Wes Moore. He imparts the importance of personal and social responsibility in shaping one's future.

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.

Prominent Psychologist & Author

Dr. Ellen Braaten, PhD, is a renowned psychologist who works tirelessly in the field of pediatric neuropsychological and psychological assessment, particularly in the areas of assessing learning disabilities and...

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,...

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...

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...

Director, Boston Medical Center Child Protection Team

Dr. Robert Sege is a medical director & professor of pediatrics. His research involves the development of a healthcare response to violence involving children and adolescents.

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...

Psychiatrist, Media Consultant & Author

A veteran of the Civil Rights Movement, Dr. Poussaint is a Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School who is renowned as an expert and educated crusader for the African American family within our multicultural...

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