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 firstname.lastname@example.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!