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Jun 14, 2023

In this episode of Change It Up Radio, Paula Shaw is joined by Suzy Ryan, who is an author, educator, Ironman athlete, and SCAD survivor. They discuss recognizing the warning signs of child abuse and what we can do to keep kids safe.


Some key topic points covered in this episode include:


  • The importance of shifting self-perception from 'victim' to 'victor' in the healing process
  • The role of Suzy's book, "Saving Summer," in providing a "bridge of hope" for students affected by trauma
  • The significance of child advocacy, education, and resources such as CPS in combating child abuse
  • The profound impact of child abuse on a child's behavior and emotional well-being
  • The responsibility of adults in a child's life to be observant and responsive to signs of abuse
  • The emotional toll of removing a child from their home for their safety
  • Different types of child abuse, including neglect, emotional, verbal, physical, and sexual abuse
  • The link between early childhood trauma and adult health problems



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