“Coco McAtee, I thank the stars everyday that we had that conversation and I decided to have you come and talk with my Girl Scouts. That is one of the best things I think I ever did for those girls..."

Coco McAtee LSCSW
Family Life Educator | Speaker | Facilitator


Telling the Truth About Bodies


Young black man

April 1, 2015

Child Abuse Prevention
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

Wear a blue ribbon to show support for kindness, gentleness and peaceful resolution of conflict during April.  Many years ago while working for KC largest and oldest not-for-profits, I was privileged to work collaboratively with other area professionals on raising awareness about Child Abuse Prevention.

It is a tough sell.  Far easier to get folks to come out for a baseball game or walk for leukemia.
It is a tough sell.  I wrote an article about my own personal violence to start the discussion about how our own treatment of ourselves can lead to mistreating others.

Self-compassion is in short supply

So I thought I might “borrow” the kindness is contagious motto.  Be kind to YOU first. And the rest will follow more freely….being kind and loving to others.

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