Svava Brooks is a survivor of child sexual abuse and the co-founder of a nationwide child sexual abuse prevention and education organization in Iceland called “Blátt áfram.” She is also a certified instructor and facilitator for Darkness to Light Stewards of Children, as well as a certified Crisis Intervention Specialist, a certified Positive Discipline Parent Educator, a BellaNet Teen support group facilitator, a Certified TRE® Provider, and an Abuse Survivor Coach.
The mother of three children, Svava has dedicated her life to ending the cycle of child sexual abuse through education, awareness, and by helping survivors heal and thrive. She is a certified facilitator for Advance!, a program created by Connections to restore authentic identity. Every week she writes about healing after trauma on her blog, and also leads a discussion forum on Child Sexual Abuse Healing and Recovery online at http://www.educate4change.com
As a sexual abuse prevention educator, parent, survivor and abuse survivor coach, I see the issue of Child Sexual Abuse as the underlying cause for many of the challenges our world is facing today. YPAD is taking a stand for a paradigm shift to educate adults and protect kids. This will ultimately lead to more protection for children against child sexual abuse. This is a huge task that I am happy to support in any way that I can. This has been my mission for the last 12+ years; providing awareness and education for adults, proactively empowering conversations with children and teens, and providing a safe place for validation and support for survivors.
Together, we can stop the cycle of abuse in our families, our communities and our world. Now is the time to act!