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Renee Brant

b. 1946

by JWA Staff
Our work to expand the Encyclopedia is ongoing. We are providing this brief biography for Renee Brant until we are able to commission a full entry.

Renee Brant, founding member of the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children.

As a founding member of the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children, Renee Brant became a voice for those who could not speak for themselves. While training as a doctor, Brant realized how few services there were for women and children survivors of sexual abuse. Using her training in adolescent psychiatry and women’s health, she developed her hospital’s Sexual Abuse Training Team, as well as protocols and educational programs for doctors. She went on to create a national organization to help prevent the abuse of children and give professionals better training to help abuse survivors. As a consultant and expert witness in legal cases, Brant also educated judges and juries about the impact of sexual abuse on children. Through her work, she helped create a framework for dealing with a problem that few had even been willing to speak of before.

Renee Brant was honored at the 2001 Women Who Dared event in Boston.

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