Let's Chat... National Child Abuse Prevention Month
#071. Michelle Fishpaw, a mother and teacher, is passionate about National Child Abuse Prevention Month, which falls worldwide in April. In these next 30 minutes you'll find out why.
Let’s Chat episodes are where I (Claire Sandys, host) chat one-on-one to a guest who has experience or expertise in a particular area of loss.
And my guest here is Michelle, joining me from her home - where she lives with her husband and two daughters - in Rhode Island, USA.
In 2000, her baby daughter Claire - two days before her first birthday - was shaken by a sitter, resulting in Shaken Baby Syndrome. Against the odds Claire survived and has just turned 24 years old, but she will always live with the long-term effects of that abuse.
We explore what this trauma was like for a newly married couple, how they have advocated and changed legislation to speak up against such a preventable action, and what advice is given out to new parents.
And with each Let’s Chat guest I'm building a whole shed of tools to help you face and get through loss. So let’s see what Michelle adds to my growing list.
For more about Michelle and her book (including requesting a signed copy by her and Claire) visit: https://michellefishpaw.com/
'Because I said I would' YouTube video of Claire: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SM_tKy1z_l0
Social media links:
National Child Abuse Prevention Month: https://www.childwelfare.gov/topics/preventing/preventionmonth/
National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome: https://www.dontshake.org/
The power of sharing your story: https://www.groundworkohio.org/post/the-power-of-sharing-your-story-elevating-claire-s-voice-for-change
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