Relentlessly Resilient

A mother on finding justice for her children who had been abused by a family member

Brooke Bennett faced one of the most difficult situations a mother could face, when she found out her children had been sexually abused by members of her own extended family. While the family wanted to dismiss or downplay the abuse, Brooke knew she needed to seek justice for her children. Through the Utah Children’s Justice Center Program, she was able to find a safe place to seek legal justice and therapeutic healing. Now she continues to volunteer with the Children’s Justice Center and is outspoken about preventing child abuse,encouraging conversations about your body and consent, and the courage it can take to separate yourself from abusers. In Utah, you can visit UtahCJC.org to find a local Child Justice Center, or visit DCFS.Utah.gov for resources from the Department of Child and Family Services on preventing, identifying, and reporting child abuse or neglect.

Even though we live in challenging times we can become Relentlessly Resilient as we lean on and learn from one another’s experiences. Hosts Jennie Taylor and Michelle Scharf are no strangers to overcoming adversity; Michelle lost her husband to cancer, while Jennie’s husband Major Brent Taylor was killed in the service of our country. Their stories bond them together and now listeners can join them weekly as they visit with others enduring challenges and who teach us how they are exercising resiliency, finding value in their grief, and purpose in moving forward. 

Listen to the Relentlessly Resilient Podcast regularly on your favorite platform, at kslpodcasts.com, kslnewsradio.com, or on the KSL App. Join the Resilience conversation on Facebook at @RelentlesslyResilient and Instagram @RelentlesslyResilientPodcast. Produced by KellieAnn Halvorsen.

Published: Wednesday March 16, 2022
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