Jill Starishevsky
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  • New York, NY
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Jill Starishevsky's Discussions

End Child Sexual Abuse with The Innocence Revolution

Started Oct 17, 2012 0 Replies

END CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE WITH THE INNOCENCE REVOLUTIONGlobal event to educate the public and take action against childhood sexual abuse.10/17/12 -- While recent headlines such as the Jerry Sandusky…Continue

Tags: innocence, revolution, starishevsky, child, albecem

Jill Starishevsky to speak at 4th ITALIAN NATIONAL DAY AGAINST PEDOPHILIA in Rome, Italy

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jill Starishevsky May 2, 2012. 2 Replies

Jill Starishevsky, Executive Director of The Innocence Revolution, has been invited to speak at the 4th ITALIAN NATIONAL DAY AGAINST PEDOPHILIA AND PEDOPORNOGRAPHY in Rome, Italy.Jill Starishevsky is…Continue

Tags: parenting, albecem, prevention, abuse, child

How to get to @TodayShow

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mary Krakow Feb 11, 2012. 1 Reply

This interview came out yesterday in New York Family Magazine.  In this post-Sandusky era, I thought it would be a perfect piece for The Today Show to pick up.  It seems we are all busy reporting on…Continue

Tags: Belongs, to, Me, albecem, Body

Need help drafting a press release about child sexual abuse that will turn heads

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rose E. Grier Dec 5, 2010. 15 Replies

Ever notice that sometimes we don't talk about important things because they are hard to talk about? For the past two weeks, Oprah has been discussing child sexual abuse. She interviewed child…Continue


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Who I am:
I am a mother of three and a prosecutor of child abuse and sex crimes in New York City. During the course of my sixteen years of public service, I have successfully prosecuted thousands of offenders. My first book “My Body Belongs to Me”, is intended to prevent child sexual abuse by teaching children that their bodies are their own. Written for children three to ten, the overriding message is if someone touches a child inappropriately, they should tell a parent or teacher right away. Repped by Peter Rubie of FinePrint Literary Management.

In April 2011, I had the pleasure of appearing on The Oprah Winfrey Show to discuss what motivated me to write My Body Belongs to Me. See video clip below.

In October 2006, I launched HowsMyNanny.com to support parents and their children. HowsMyNanny.com is the first online nanny reporting service that works to keep children safe by enabling parents to receive positive or negative feedback on their child’s caregiver via a license plate attached to the child’s stroller.

Outside the courtroom, my fondness for writing led me to create http://www.thepoemlady.com, where I pen personalized pieces for all occasions.

For more information visit: http://www.MyBodyBelongstoMe.com, http://www.thepoemlady.com and http://www.HowsMyNanny.com.


Facebook Fanpage: http://www.facebook.com/pages/My-Body-Belongs-to-Me/121318191793

Child Safety Network LinkedIn Group: http://www.linkedin.com/groups/Child-Safety-Network-3950477?homeNew... - Feel free to join the discussion
Connect with me online! My site, blog, or Twitter handle are:
Books I've written, anthologies I've contributed to, and any scripts or plays I've authored:
My Body Belongs to Me
Secrets of the Safety Goddess: A Modern Safety Guide for Busy Parents (contributed a chapter)
My writing is:
Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
Outlets where I review books, TV, or film:
I'm part of these writers' groups or salons:
SCBWI, Jacketflap
I found out about She Writes from:
a friend

Jill Starishevsky's Blog

10 Reasons Parents Don't Discuss Child Sexual Abuse

Posted on March 22, 2014 at 4:27pm 4 Comments

     As a prosecutor of child abuse and sex crimes in New York City for the past sixteen years and a prevention specialist, I have heard all the reasons why parents don’t discuss child sexual abuse prevention with their children. I have heard them so often that I can recite them by heart. In honor of April’s Child Abuse Prevention Month, I decided it would be a good idea to memorialize the top 10 reasons why parents choose not to discuss the subject.

1. Children are seldom…


NYC Prosecutor Launches "The Innocence Revolution"- A Global Day to End Child Sexual Abuse - 4/14/13

Posted on April 13, 2013 at 2:03am 0 Comments

Tomorrow is The Innocence Revolution - A Global Day to End Child Sexual Abuse…


New Miss America from NYC has Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Platform

Posted on January 13, 2013 at 6:02am 0 Comments

3 Cheers for #MissAmerica from our very own #NYC. Hoping she'll join our fight against #childsexabuse… Continue

10 Tips to a Happier 2012

Posted on December 28, 2011 at 10:53pm 40 Comments

For the past twenty years, I have shared one of my favorite guides, Life’s Little Instruction Book, as part of my New Year’s Eve celebration.  The book is made up of tips and advice that help one lead a fuller, happier life.  Some of my favorites include, “resist the temptation to buy a boat” and “compliment three people a day.”  Traditionally, each person I am celebrating with adds a tip to the end of the book.  One year, my brother-in-law added, “conserve water, shower with a…


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At 5:16pm on July 17, 2016, Saundra Raynor said…

I can't find the 10 reasons parents don't discuss child sexual abuse prevention with their children.  (I suffered such abuse; didn't think it would affect my life so far into the future; it's been half a century.)

At 11:55pm on November 1, 2015, Pinky Tyagi said…


I need help ! I'm a new user of She writes & recently I publish my one content related to "Waxing" ! I publish my article successfully now when I reach to my published article it doesn't open & show error for create a new account & when I login my account. I see my post !

Issue is my post doesn't work without login my account! Can any one tell me. I'm disappointed how can I fix this issue.

At 1:37pm on September 5, 2015, Laura Landgraf said…

Jill, I was excited to see someone who shares heart for victims of child sexual abuse. It's my mission as well. I will look more thoroughly at your page, but thank you for what you do!

At 10:40pm on August 13, 2015, Annie Skarin said…

Hi Jill,

I applaud the work you do. I look forward to getting to know everyone in this group.


At 2:34am on May 3, 2015, Rita Gabis said…

Hi Jill, I'm on deadline so I only have the early hours of the am to catch up on this site.  Just did a full read through of your incredible profile.  As others have said, the work/writing you do is so important.  Sending 5:00am gratitude!  Rita

At 6:23pm on April 14, 2015, Molly Mahoney Matthews said…

I'm buying your book for my granddaughters. Let me know if you have any suggestion for an author who might want to trade manuscripts for review and critique.

At 10:58am on April 3, 2015, Anita Busic said…

Thank you very much for the warm welcome! I know two years have passed, but only now have I come back to this great website for women writers. Thanks again! 

At 9:20pm on March 19, 2015, Veronica Marie Lewis-Shaw said…

Hi Jill!  Thank you for your friend request.  I am thrilled to accept.

At 2:30pm on March 5, 2015, Susan Troccolo said…

Hi Jill, Really nice to get your friend request. I accept! I just asked whether or not you have a blog and then read the previous messages to see that you certainly do. I'll take some time to learn more about your life and writing. I appreciate and admire your mission. My blog is located at www.life-change-compost. It is about living life with panache, the amount of grace we can muster, and the reaping and sowing of getting older. In short, it is blog about what it means to be more human with a dash of gardening thrown in. I would love to see you there. Jill was my little Sis's name. She passed away this year--I'm partial to that wonderful name.

At 4:53pm on March 3, 2015, Lisa K Friedman said…

Thanks Jill.  I'm glad to be here. Can't wait to meet other writers and expand my community. It's lonely out here...write to me!

Here's my new outside project, a great fit for book lovers: http://www.jwi.org/nli#sthash.XjpzbUzI.dpbs 



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