Media (TV, Radio and Print)
Collette has appeared on several Television, and Radio shows; speaking about child sexual abuse and how to make the conversation simple, safe and non- threatening for a child.
Book Collette for an interview and hear why her simple approach to a difficult topic has had many hosts and producers calling her a great guest, and see why they would rebook her and have.
Collette is available by phone and occasionally in studio.
Her press release and list of sample questions follows below. If you would like a copy of her book “Should I Tell My Secret?” and a complete press kit please call Collette at 403-852-7194 (media only please).
Available for Interview
(Media only please)
Tells What it Takes to Protect a Child…
Author of "Should I Tell My Secret?" tells your audience:
- 5 myths of child sexual abuse and the one devastating truth
- 3 reasons why most of us do not talk about sexual abuse with our children
- What abusers rely on …
- One thing to do today to help protect your children from sexual abuse
- Why most children never report abuse
- How to start the conversation of sexual abuse safely and effectively with a child
- The age we should start talking about abuse
- The one thing that those who are talking about abuse forget to mention
- Signs to look for if a child is being abused
- 7 things you need to do when a child tells you they have been abused
Not talking about abuse before and after is just as bad as the abuse itself
- It is estimated 1/3 girls and 1/6 boys are sexually abused. This means you most likely know a child who is living in silent turmoil.
- 30 – 40% of children are abused by family members, 60% are abused by people the family trusts, only 10% are abused by strangers.
- Average age of reported sexual abuse is 9 years old, 20% of victims or under age 8.
- People who abuse look and act just like everyone else. They often go out of their way to appear trust worthy. This is the reason we need to know how to have the conversation of abuse safely and effectively with a child.
- Child sexual abuse is a direct cause of problems facing society today. Such as drug and alcohol addictions, mental illness, teen pregnancy, prostitution, and criminal acts including sexual crimes.
After dealing with and surviving sexual abuse herself, and having three children Collette realized the vast majority of those not talking about abuse with their kids just needed a simple tool to help them start the conversation, something that would take the fear out of it for both parties.
Since writing “Should I Tell My Secret?” Collette has been a guest on many TV and Radio shows. She has been involved in several speaking engagements all in order to educate care-givers on how to have The Secret Talk with children early in a simple, safe, and effective way.
…her book is well on its way to being a best seller!!
Sample interview questions for Collette Sinnott
Author of “Should I Tell My Secret?”
Answer takes 90 seconds:
- What is the best way to start the conversation of abuse with a child?
- What should we do if a child tells us they have been abused?
Answer takes 60 seconds:
- So Collette…. Why did you write this book?
- Why do you call sexual abuse the silent epidemic?
- Why do so many of us not talk about abuse with our children?
- You say to find everyday situations to talk about abuse. Why do this? And How?
- What are some signs that a child may be being abused? You have said a child will test you before they trust you…What does this mean?
- You say not talking about abuse before or after is just as bad as the abuse itself… how can that be?
- You recommend creating a trust sheet and a family motto, what are those and what will they do?
Answer takes 30 seconds:
- Do you really believe that talking about abuse early can help protect our children?
- Why is it important to call a child’s private parts by their correct name?
- How early should we start talking about abuse with our children?
- How often should we talk about abuse with our children?
- Why do most children not report it?
- How will talking about it protect them?
To Schedule an interview
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