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Stop child sexual abuse through global education
Stop child sexual abuse through global education
Stop child sexual abuse through global education
Stop child sexual abuse through global education
Stop child sexual abuse through global education
Stop child sexual abuse through global education
Stop child sexual abuse through global education
Stop child sexual abuse through global education
Stop child sexual abuse through global education
Stop child sexual abuse through global education
Stop child sexual abuse through global education
Stop child sexual abuse through global education
Stop child sexual abuse through global education
Stop child sexual abuse through global education
Stop child sexual abuse through global education
Stop child sexual abuse through global education
Stop child sexual abuse through global education
Stop child sexual abuse through global education
Stop child sexual abuse through global education
Stop child sexual abuse through global education
Stop child sexual abuse through global education
Stop child sexual abuse through global education
Stop child sexual abuse through global education
Stop child sexual abuse through global education
Stop child sexual abuse through global education
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Stop child sexual abuse through global education
Scene from To Kill A Kelpie
Scene from To Kill A Kelpie

Over the past quarter, from January through March, 2011, in addition to the day-to-day work that we do reaching out to children in schools and centers for pregnant teens and to and adults through community activities and health fairs (e.g., NBC 4 Health Fair), as well as the other on-going services, information, education, and advocacy, and the research and policy work we do, we've been working very hard to to bring the wonderful events to the public that we do each April, which is Child Abuse Prevention Month. 

This year, these include three important programs: 1) the annual Race to Stop the Silence (the Seventh!), 2) bringing a Stop the Silence-inspired, Scottish-born play, To Kill A Kelpie, to the U.S., and 3) the development of a PBS special on Stop the Silence as a part of their acclaimed 17-year-old program, The Visionaries, narrated by Sam Waterston.

I also want to make sure that I tell you about our new and growing and wonderful Board of Directors, which thus far includes great and on-going leadership as well as wonderful, new additions to our "family" that include: Stuart Adam, Founder and primary manager of Adam and Partners Investment Advisors; and Ray Brown, Founder and COO of Daystars Studio Entertainment, sales manager and preacher. We expect to add additional members to our Board very, very soon (so stay tuned). This new, bigger Board, which provides, too, representation in various states throughout the U.S., predicts good things for the future.

And, you can also help make a big difference!!  Starting at 12:01 am EST GlobalGiving is matching donations 30% up to $1,000 per donor per project. Please take advantage of this great opportunity to support the work that we do!

Now, to our news for the quarter:

International Race to Stop the Silence Hits Its 7th Year -- Join us on April 23! 

Raising awareness and funds for the prevention and mitigation of child sexual abuse. 

More than a thousands flock the streets of Washington, D.C. each year in April for the biggest CSA event of the year. This year, the Race to Stop the Silence includes an 8K race, a 5K fun run and walk, and a 1K kids' fun run. Entertainment, speakers, awards, prizes and more make this a lively event that draws attention to CSA and reaches millions through the media and community outreach. 

There's still time to sign up! Sign up now!  Register and find volunteer opportunities here: stopcsa.org/race.  Please pass on the information and encourage others to get involved! Thanks!

Race to Stop the Silence - Stop Child Sexual Abuse

We want to give a BIG thanks to our current supporters of the Race, which so far include: Adam and Parnters Investment Advisors, the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation, Womens' Calendar/Women's Radio, WTOP, ClearChannel Radio, Channel 9, Coca-Cola (and Desani and PowerAde), R squared design and advertising, Safeway, Giant Foods, Dole, Clif Bars, Einstein Bagels, Breads Unlimited, The Bagel Place, Manhattan Bagels Tyson's Bagel Market, Bethsda Bagels, McCormick and Schmick's Restaurant, Wildfire Restaurant, Dick's Sporting Goods, Road ID, and the public for its contributions.

To Kill a Kelpie: Stop the Silence-inspired, Scottish-born Play Debuts in April in the U.S.  

Playwright Matthew McVarish's play about CSA makes its rounds around the country. 

To Kill a Kelpie is about the unfolding and sharing of a secret between two adult brothers that has never been spoken of before. A kelpie is widely known as a devious creature lurking in the depths of highland locks. When the two grown brothers reunite following the death of their uncle, they realize that his gruesome tales of the child-devouring monster were simply stories made to foster a climate of fear and ensure their silence and cooperation during years of sexual abuse.  

In this unconventional drama, we meet the two men talking to the children they were. Still unsure whether there may be any truth in the kelpie stories, they face one another like a mirror to open painful boxes of sexual confusion, self-doubt and shame, while endeavoring honestly to end the silence and open their minds enough to consider what it would take "to kill a kelpie."

With funds from the United States government's Health and Human Services (HHS) and Adam and Partners Investment Advisors, Stop the Silence is bringing this play to San Francisco (April 1-2), Chicago (April 4-5) and Washington, D.C. (April 9-11). Information is being distributed through community-based partners, the media and others to ensure a public education format. An after-show discussion promotes understanding and action!  Please come to one of the performances if you can -- and please let others know about them. The flyers for each venue are attached.

Tickets are free with advance reservations. Call Jacob: 512-522-6231.   

PBS Develops Documentary About Stop the Silence

As part of the acclaimed 17-year-long series The Visionaries, narrated by Sam Waterston, a documentary about Stop the Silence will be developed for PBS. It will start filming in April at the To Kill a Kelpie play and the Race to Stop the Silence. When completed, it will be shown on PBS stations throughout the U.S. and widely spread information about CSA and Stop the Silence. PBS and Stop the Silence are currently working together to plan and develop the documentary, and recruiting corporate and other sponsors for this program, which provides widespread public thanks for their contributions to PBS.  

Click here for more information on The Visionaries.

We need your help to continue the great work we do.  These activities are critical to the national agenda.  Please consider providing a current or on-going donation to help us to continue to move forward!  Whether $10, $50, $100 or more is possible, it helps us enormously.  Thank you for all you have done and do!  Pam

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Dr. Patti and Queendom TEA Girls
Dr. Patti and Queendom TEA Girls

We've been keeping very busy trying to expose and stop child sexual abuse and help survivors heal worldwide.  Here's how we're using our creativity, capability, and energy to create awareness. We need your help to continue the great work we do.  Please consider providing an end-of-year donation to help us move forward in the New Year!  Whether $10, $50, $100 or more is possible, it helps us enormously.  Thank you for all you have done and do!  Pam

What We Accomplished This Year A summary of our work in 2010  

This year, we accomplished a lot with regard to bringing CSA out of the shadows. Here is a summary of the work we're so proud of:

1. Children's Education:

  • Through numerous classroom presentations in 2010, we made hundreds of children -- kindergarteners to 12th graders -- more aware of CSA.
  • We continued empowering girls through Queendom T.E.A., a volunteer-based program, through mentoring and community service. Queendom T.E.A. expanded from its base in Baltimore to the Anne Arundel County in Maryland, and the program was presented with great success overseas to 140 girls from around the world! Important guest speakers, like Dr. Patti Feuereisen, helped the girls understand issues about CSA.
  • We designed a new program for at-risk boys that uses mentorship and art to help increase self-esteem and healing. We expect the program to begin in 2011.

2. Media Outreach: We worked consistently with the media, reaching millions through newspapers, Comcast, ClearChannel, etc., and we are currently planning for our greatest yearly outreach that takes place each winter and spring in conjunction with the National Race to Stop the Silence. .

3. Training:   We reached over 100 services providers with training through Prince George's Co. Department of Social Services (staff), Volunteers of America Chesapeake (staff and clients) and others.

4. Health Fairs:  We consistently provided information to hundreds, sometimes thousands of community members at a time through the many health fairs that we attended year-round (e.g., NBC 4 Health Fair, Glen Arden and College Park schools and universities, Baltimore-based Expo, the KIDS Mobile Medical Clinic of Georgetown University Hospital/Medstar Health and the South Washington/West of the River Family Strengthening Collaborative, Montgomery County Health Fair).

5. Awareness Events: We held regular informational, educational and awareness-raising events, like the Freeze to Stop the Silence with PAVE (Promoting Awareness Victim Empowerment) last April and the RAWLifting Competition, with the Capital Sports Complex in Maryland to reach the public, which allowed us to reach thousands of men and women with information. Stop the Silence is currently gearing up for our annual major awareness campaign that coincides with the Race to Stop the Silence (7th annual) and related events (see below) during Child Abuse Prevention Month in April.

6. Policy: We collaborated with other organizations and government agencies (e.g., Maryland State's Attorney for Prince George's Co. for policy and outreach endeavors, the National Partnership to End Interpersonal Violence in CA and others to build on local and national awareness and policy work in progress, Justice for Children to provide legal services to children and their families, and media).

Why We Need Your Help  

Unless societies throughout the world can face and address CSA, it will not be stopped. This year, we've continued to provide information and offer survivors and supporters a means to share information and healing directly through safe, creative and accessible venues. We bring CSA out of the shadows and into the light worldwide by providing a safe way for survivors to share their thoughts and experiences. Please help us continue to do this important work by making a tax-deductible donation now through the safe Global Giving page. 

Join the Stop the Silence Campaign 

In the spirit of cooperation, collaboration, and good sense -- and to build focus on child sexual abuse -- we invite you to join us in a nationwide Stop the Silence campaign that brings attention to the need for preventing the abuse of girls and boys, and the healing needed for survivors. As a partner, your name, information and logo will be presented over the next months up until April 2011 (the month this campaign closes with major events), recognizing you as an important contributor to the efforts to stop CSA.

The campaign includes, among other activities:

  • The 7th Annual Race/Walk to Stop the Silence on April 23, 2011, in downtown D.C.
  • An HHS-supported three-city (San Francisco, Chicago, DC), cross-country tour of the Stop the Silence-inspired, Scottish-born acclaimed play "To Kill a Kelpie" through our Arts as Advocacy Program.
  • A screening of Boys and Men Healing in DC by Big Voice Pictures.

The Campaign is a win-win-win: It shows those involved as good community and corporate citizens to the millions reached through local, regional, and nationwide media partners (e.g., major newspapers and magazines, Comcast, ClearChannel and other local and national radio, and major TV affiliates like CBS, NBC and ABC). It highlights sponsors to our organizational partners (which also promote the Campaign through TV, radio, press and Web outreach) and provides new networks between groups. If you know someone or some place we should contact, let me know -- or let them know about us!

For more information, email Pamela Pine at ppine@stopcsa.org.

Sign up for the 7th Annual Race/Walk to Stop the Silence
Saturday morning, April 23, 2011

Walk or run as a part of the Race to Stop the Silence, an 8K race, a 5K fun run or walk, and a 1K kids' fun run. Winners' and random prizes (prizes for all kids in the kids' run), music, speakers, games and fun for the whole family. You'll have a blast while raising awareness and funds to address the silent epidemic of child sexual abuse.

Register through a link at www.stopcsa.org.  It's $20 until March 15, $25 after March 15, and $35 the two days before the race and on race day. $5 for all children 12 and under in the kids' fun run.

Thanks so very much again for all you do and a very happy holiday season and Happy New Year!  My best, Pamela Pine

Join the Seventh Annual Race to Stop the Silence!
Join the Seventh Annual Race to Stop the Silence!

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Stop the Silence has expanded its programming and is doing so much to help expose and stop CSA and help survivors heal worldwide.  Just this past month alone, we have accomplished the following and more:

  • Finalized plans for the teen boys' program and brought on consultants to work on it;
  • Moved forward with plans for the SEVENTH Annual Race to Stop the Silence (I can hardly believe it's been that long!) on April 23, 2011
  • Idenfied the venue for the next Queendom TEA Mother (Female Guardian)-Daughter Tea (on the Spirit of Baltimore Boar in the Baltimore Harbor!),
  • Identified possible venues for To Kill a Kelpie (the Scottish play inspired by the Stop the Silence campaign) to the U.S.in CA, IL, and DC. (See the attached DRAFT flyer)

We have done all this with your and others' support!  We so appreciate what you've done for the program and its recipients thus far. 

Thank you for your on-going support!

Pamela Pine, PhD, MPH, Founder and CEO, Stop the Silence


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Hello!

We have exciting news!  You can increase the impact of your donation to Stop the Silence by making a donation starting on October 12, 2010 at midnight EDT! Stop the Silence is participating in GlobalGiving's Give More, Get More campaign, in which every donation made to our project will be matched at the following scale:

$10 - $499   ->  30% match

$500 - $999  ->  40% match

$1,000 - $2,500   - >  50% match

This is GlobalGiving's last matching campaign of the year and the last chance for you to have your donations to Stop the Silence matched. The campaign will run until October 21st or until all matching funds ($100,000) are used. Donate now before the matching funds run out!

Recently, we sent a report of our work to let you know about all of the exciting programming, including bringing the Stop the Silence-inspired play, To Kill A Kelpie, from Scotland to three venues across the U.S. (see the attached draft flyer), to the Boys' Leadership Studio, to Queendom TEA for girls, to the seventh annual Race to Stop the Silence on April 23, 2011 in Washington, D.C. (www.stopcsa.org) and more. It all aims at increasing advocacy, education, and dialogue about child sexual abuse -- so that we can all do something more about it. 

With the funds we receive during the Give More, Get More campaign, Stop the Silence will continue and expand this very, very important programming.  Go to: http://www.globalgiving.org/projects/child-sexual-abuse/. Please help us continue to make a difference. Thank you for your continued support.

Sincerely,

Pamela Pine, PhD, MPH, Founder and CEO


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"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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