Book, M.S. Ed, is an internationally respected and renowned child advocate, former classroom teacher and best-selling author. Lauren is also one of 42 million survivors of child sexual abuse living in the U.S. today. Armed with the knowledge that 95 percent of child sexual abuse is preventable through education and awareness, Lauren uses her personal experience as a vehicle to create change. She has worked alongside developmental psychologists and career educators to create the country’s first-ever Pre-K through grade 12 child sexual abuse prevention curriculum. For the last six years, Lauren has walked 1,500 miles across Florida to raise awareness about child sexual abuse and empower survivors, as well as advocate for new laws to protect children and serve survivors. Lauren has won multiple awards, including PEOPLE All-Star Among Us, L’Oreal Woman of Worth and is the recipient of a Congressional Medal of Merit. She is an EMMY nomiee and Gracie award-winning television producer. Ms. Book’s work has been featured on several news outlets including Al Jazeera and The Huffington Post. She currently serves as founder and CEO of the Lauren’s Kids foundation.