Who R We?

Since adolescents and teens are the primary targets of sexual assault in America, Rosemary and Jennifer recognized a need to address sexual crimes as they relate specifically to teens.

Rosemary Wooden Webb and Jennifer Wooden Mitchell are sexual assault prevention experts who have been advocating for awareness and prevention since they were teens, when together with their father-personal safety expert, Ken Wooden-they co-founded the highly acclaimed Child Lures Prevention Program.

As middle school students, Rosemary and Jennifer lobbied the US Congress to watch a CBS "Sixty Minutes" segment on child pornography. The piece was based on Ken Wooden's investigative reporting. Many members of Congress did watch the show, and it led to creation of the Sexual Exploitation of Children Act of 1977. This was the first effort by our federal government to regulate child pornography and provide counseling funding for victims of child sexual abuse and exploitation.

While in college, Rosemary herself was nearly lured into a very dangerous situation by two men posing as police officers. Thankfully, Rose's knowledge of the Lures, combined with trusting her instincts, most likely saved her from a violent sexual crime. As a college Resident Assistant, Jennifer had many students confide in her about their personal experiences with sexual assault.

After graduating from college, Rosemary and Jennifer continued their commitment to sexual abuse/assault prevention, when Child Lures Prevention launched in 1983. Over 7,000 schools and school systems nationwide now use their "Think First & Stay Safe" program to help keep students safe.

Since adolescents and teens are the primary targets of sexual assault in America, Rosemary and Jennifer recognized a need to address sexual crimes as they relate specifically to teens. Teen Lures Prevention.com went live on November 4, 2008.

Rosemary and Jennifer won an Emmy Award in 2006 for their work as co-producers on the televised town hall meeting, "Smart Choices, Safe Kids: A Child Lures Prevention Town Hall Meeting," which was broadcast statewide throughout Illinois.

Knowing the power of television to educate masses, they recently developed the Teen Lures TV Newscast. The TL TV Newscast gives students the opportunity to act as anchors, broadcasting sexual assault prevention and awareness information to their peers.

Rosemary and Jennifer are currently creating additional Teen Lures Prevention resources.

Stay tuned.


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