End It Now: Understanding Child Abuse in the Adventist Church

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For some time now I have felt God's calling to look at the problem of abuse and domestic violence in religious homes as I have seen many patients who have been hurt—many of them from Seventh-day Adventist homes and who I have seen sitting in my church on Sabbath. The statistics are staggering, with one in four girls and one in six boys being molested by the age of 18. End It Now gives us an inside look at this silent killer and the dramatic effect it has on a person's life as they mature into adulthood. This film seeks to raise awareness and train audiences how to respond if they witness abuse, or if they're experiencing it themselves.

Mary Jo Vollmer-Sandholm, MSN, RN, C-PNP is a Forensic Pediatric Nurse Practitioner at the Loma Linda University Children's Hospital.

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at http://spectrummagazine.org/node/4924