Additional Thoughts

However you may end up using Shelby, it's my most sincere hope that she can help in one of a few ways:

Intervention - help a child in immediate danger

Therapy - process past abusive situations in a therapeutic environment

Education - discuss the sensitive subject of child abuse in a safe manner at home or school

Shelby's Secret is designed to simply create conversation. A dialogue between a young victim and a caring adult. Shelby's goal is to plant seeds in the abused victim to help him or her understand that they can share their most horrible secret with those that care. For additional help or concerns, contact your state's Child Protective Services department for more information.

You can make a difference!

- D. Adrian Hall