Spider-Man and Power Pack [National Committee for Prevention of Child Abuse comic book]

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Title

Spider-Man and Power Pack [National Committee for Prevention of Child Abuse comic book]

Description

Marvel giveaway comic book produced in cooperation with the National Committee for Prevention of Child Abuse. Children are urged to tell a trusted adult if something has happened, and to know that there are phone numbers to call if you need help. While speaking to one young boy whose babysitter has abused him, Spider-Man reveals that he too was abused as a child.  

Letter inside front cover is signed by Anne H. Cohn, D.P.H., Executive Director National Committee for Prevention of Child Abuse:

"The purpose of this book is to teach you how to protect yourself from sexual abuse and what to do if it happens to you. I shows you that even people you know and trust can touch you in ways or in places that feel uncomfortable or yukky or just not right. Or, they can make you touch them in private places. And this book tells you that if this happens, it's not your fault--you can say no--and there is help out there."

Back cover: "The National Education Association recognizes this publication as a viable attempt to education children about the problem of child sexual abuse."

Source

Comic Arts Collection, James Branch Cabell Library, VCU Libraries

Contributor

Special Collections and Archives, James Branch Cabell Library, VCU Libraries

Rights

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Notes

Learn more: 
Comics on a Mission: Educational and Public Service Comics, Social Welfare History Image Portal

Citation

“Spider-Man and Power Pack [National Committee for Prevention of Child Abuse comic book],” Social Welfare History Image Portal, accessed January 16, 2019, https://images.socialwelfare.library.vcu.edu/items/show/368.