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Sep 20, 2010

Stop the Silence September 2010 Report

"Go" -- Past Race to Stop the Sience Start
"Go" -- Past Race to Stop the Sience Start

Boy, have we been busy!! So much to tell! We can't thank you enough for your past support that has allowed us to move forward on the following fronts:

• We hired Jacob Wilkins as Manager of Community Outreach and Development, and he hit the ground running, developing a Boys Program that utilizes ceramics to help boys process and heal, helping manage the To Kill a Kelpie play venues (see below) description and link), and he is working on the development of a new fundraising plan -- THANK YOU JACOB! The boys program begins in October. • We received a grant from Health and Human Services to bring an incredible play to the U.S. that was inspired by the Stop the Silence Campaign and performed to sold-out audiences in Scotland. To Kill a Kelpie will be performed in at least three venues across the U.S. next Spring -- so we're working hard to pull that together. See the link below. • We're also gearing up for the seventh annual Race to Stop the Silence, which will take place in downtown Washington, D.C. on April 23, 2011. Registration opens just a few days from now, on Oct. 1, 2010. The registration link is below -- please join us!! • Queendom TEA, our girls' program, is expanding, having added 5 new female mentors and expects to serve well over 100 girls this coming year, and LaQuisha Hall, the creator and Director of Queendom TEA, went to Switzerland to work with over 140 girls from around the world to present Queendom TEA. Evaluation from the program shows that it is profoundly and positively influencing the girls in it. • We have continued to present information to hundreds of community members in and around the Prince George's Co., MD and elsewhere through school and community health fairs (Glen Arden, Bethesda, DC) • We are gearing up for a training for DSS in Prince George's Co., MD and for the Volunteers of America in October, 2010. We're very excited to be making an impact on the systems that are so important to prevention and mitigation of CSA. • Stop the Silence staff members are heavily involved with the National Partnership to End Interpersonal Violence, which is part of the International Violence and Trauma Institute (IVAT). Staff took part in a Think Tank for the Partnership in September, and Pamela Pine is Co-Chair of the Development and Fundraising Committee and also sits on three other committees. The 15th Annual Conference directly following the Think Tanks, was, as always, great. Check out the Partnership (www.npeig.org), which Stop the Silence has a strong hand in helping work on alleviating violence across age groups.

As always, there's more to tell, but I hope that gives you an idea of what we've been doing!

Thank you so much for your continued support!! Your donations mean the world to us -- if you can, please make a tax-deductible contribution to help move our work forward. And, tell me what you think. If you have any ideas about how to make our work even better, reach more people, or capture wider support, call or write me: ppine@stopcsa.org, 301-464-4791.

If you have not already joined our mailing list, please do by going to our Web site (www.stopcsa.org) and adding your name to be included in our mailing. Thanks again, Pam

Pamela Pine, PhD, MPH Founder and CEO Stop the Silence www.stopcsa.org ppine@stopcsa.org 301-464-4791

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Jun 1, 2010

May 2010 Follow Up

Hello, all. I understand that there was some confusion with the link for the Freeze to Stop the Silence video that I sent out. If you went to the site that I sent with the last report, you could click the top small frame to the right of the larger one. OR, simpler still, the link provided here should take you right there. If you have problems, please let me know: ppine@stopcsa.org. Thanks again for your support.

Sincerely,

Pamela Pine, PhD, MPH, Founder and CEO, Stop the Silence www.stopcsa.org

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May 27, 2010

Stop the Silence Spring 2010 Report

Over the last few months, Stop the Silence has been actively involved in a number of activities, and your support has provided a key to our ability to move forward on the following fronts:

• We took part in DC, Boys to Men celebration, April 3, in Washington DC, hosted by Big Sis and Compnay, and provided a booth with information to attendees; • Over the past year, Queendom TEA (http://queendomtea.ning.com/) has been working with the current group of 25 girls in the Baltimore area. Queendom TEA conducted a Mother/Daughter tea on Sat., May 9, where mentors presented life information to the girls and their mothers, aunts, grandmothers, or other women important in their lives. The graduation for the current group of teen girls is this coming weekend, May 29 -- we're very excited about it! Queendom TEA Director, LaQuisha Hall, will be traveling to Europe this summer to conduct a group in Switzerland. Some teens taking part in Queendom TEA have noted that likely would have taken their own lives without the program. We are working hard to expand the program, and we are developing a program for boys; • We have presented information to hundreds of community members in and around the Prince George's Co., Maryland area through school and community health fairs (Powell Elementary and MacFarland Middle Schools, Riverdale Multicultural Center), and our current intern is developing a plan for widely disseminating in Capital Heights, MD, an underserved area in Prince George's Co., and he will be working hard through the summer to put that plan into action; • We met with the Director, Department of Social Services, Prince George’s, to identify ways to collaborate through training and outreach, and we are following up with plans that arise from those discussions; • Stop the Silence staff has continued providing media oureach in the DC Metropolitan area and beyond, through, for examples, a ClearChannel Radio interview in April (most of program was devoted to Stop the Silence and broadcast on 6-8 stations in Metro area and beyond) and an interview with Women’s Radio/Women’s Calendar in April, broadcast globally; • We conducted the Freeze to Stop the Silence in five cities, a grass roots event meant to raise awareness about child sexual abuse. Jeff Haldorson provides a wonderful account of his involvement in the Freeze in NYC on You Tube (see You Tube - Man with a sign: http://www.youtube.com/user/skeletonsdontsleep2#p/a/u/0/IrjQM9Dh39U, and www.freezetostopthesilence.com).

There's more -- but I have to save something for the next report!

Thank your so much for your cotinued support!! Tell me what you think. If you have any ideas about how to make our work even better, reach more people, or capture wider support, call or write me: ppine@stopcsa.org, 301-464-4791. Thanks so much again! Sincerely, Pamela Pine, PhD, MPH, Founder and CEO, Stop the Silence, www.stopcsa.org

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