The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Children’s Bureau report Child Maltreatment 2010 found that 9.2% of victimized children were sexually assaulted. Serial entrepreneur, Jacqueline Bell, has brought to light one issue most victims have in common, keeping the secret of the abuse in her new book entitled, “I Will Tell Your Secret.”
Victims of sexual assault, sometimes but not all, usually tell the same story on why they did not alert anyone of the abuse. They were either threatened or simply asked to keep the secret. They are apt to because most times they know their perpetrators. Jacqueline Bell tackles the issue of keeping the secret in her new book, I Will Tell Your Secret, which is about a young girl growing up being sexually abused, having to live years of internal pain, with bouts within the mental health system and sworn to the ultimate secret.
I Will Tell Your Secret is a great aide in building dialog with young children and teens on the topic of sexual abuse, how to reveal the secret, and the correlation to mental health. To register to have Jacqueline Bell visit your city to begin the much-needed conversation or for media inquiries, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
About The Author
Jacqueline Bell is a native of New York currently living in the south. Jacqueline has been in the mental health field for over thirteen years. She has worked with countless adults and children who suffer from mental illness. Jacqueline has been operating an adolescent group home for teenage girls for over 10 years. She is currently working on conducting workshops on opening mental health agencies and seminars for sexual abuse and mental health awareness.