Kids Helping Kids Break the Silence of Sexual Abuse was written with the help and support of the late Erika Harkema, Director of Pittsburgh Child Advocacy, Childrens Hopsital of Pittsburgh and Dr. Walter Smith, Executive Director of Family Resources. It tells the true stories of 15 survivors of child sexual abuse. Designed to educate, intervene when a child is trapped in silence and offer hope for healing. The book received prestigious endorsements from hundreds of professionals across the country including including: Jack Canfield, co-author of #1 NY Times Best Selling Series, "Chicken Soup for the Soul," Dr. Robert Brooks, (Harvard Medical School) co- author of "Raising Resilient Children," Nancy Wells, Executive Director of the Center for Victims of Violent Crime, B.J. Horn, Executive Director of The Pittsburgh Action Against Rape, and the Child Welfare Journal to name a few. (See Testimonials for more Endorsements)
Articles by Linda and about her book appeared in national magazines including America’s Family Resource, Seventeen, and Teen Voices.
Linda appeared on local, national, and international radio and television including The Montel Williams Show – where one of the children in her book sat on stage and she spoke from the audience as the professional.
Linda has traveled the country speaking at conferences, educating and advocating for children everywhere.