The Children's Trust Fund made a grant available to pay the costs involved to present the program to a limited number of school districts and because of the interest and support of Legislators in our area, the schools in my and Bill Reiboldt's districts were selected. The Alliance of Southwest Missouri has supplied facilitators for the program and they do a great job with it. Some of you might have seen or heard of the documentary shown on the TLC channel on August 30 called "Breaking the Silence". There is a National effort to bring this hidden horror to light. Members of Congress are trying to create state mandates for education in our schools, but at the rate they get things done, it may be another 20 years in the works. For many years this has been a "Taboo" subject, but it is high time we recognize the problem and take positive steps to protect our most valuable assets. This is an opportunity we must not miss.
I am available by phone, Email, or in person to answer any questions about this subject. If I don't know the answer, I can sure find out!