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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

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.

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.

Pioneering Advertising Researcher, Filmmaker

Internationally recognized for her groundbreaking work on the image of women in advertising and for her critical studies of alcohol and tobacco advertising, Jean Kilbourne is renowned for her ability to present...

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...

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...

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....

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,...

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...

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.

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...

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...

Autism Activist & Mother of Temple Grandin

Raising her autistic daughter in the '50s, a time when the condition was misdiagnosed as mental illness, Eustacia Cutler has dedicated her life to raising autism awareness.

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...

Actress & Foster Care Advocate

Determined to help foster children who would otherwise not have a chance to reach their full potential, Rowell founded The Rowell Foster Children’s Positive Plan, a scholarship fund helping foster children thrive...

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...

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 President & CEO of Harlem Children’s Zone, an agency that works to better the future of inner-city...

Author, Producer & Activist

Tonya Lewis Lee is an accomplished author, producer and rights activist. She is the founder of a multi-media company and has co-authored with husband Spike Lee several children's books including Please Baby Please...

Award-Winning Actress & Author

A Golden Globe winner for her role in Agnes of God, speaker Meg Tilly is a child protection advocate and the author of Singing Songs, which addresses family violence.

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...

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