We are pleased to announce that The Nanny League has recently partnered with Stop the Silence, Inc. with the mission to expose and stop Child Sexual Abuse (CSA) and to help survivors heal worldwide.
Stop the Silence, Inc., a non-profit, charitable 501(c)3 organization, works with individuals, community- and faith-based organizations, companies and governmental organizations in various communities – locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally – to raise awareness and funds to comprehensively support and conduct programming.
Get involved in this wonderful cause today! Sign the petition to Train Teachers (and even nannies) to recognize signs of Child Sexual Abuse shown here: http://www.stopcsa.org/index.html
Or you can donate directly here: http://www.stopcsa.org/donate.html
Did you Know:
How common is it?
CSA is occurring in pandemic proportions and causes grave physical and psychological trauma, along with social havoc. In the U.S., CSA affects one-third of girls and one-sixth of boys by the time they are 18 years old.* Many countries have not yet conducted the research to identify the extent of CSA, but, from the research available, we know that it is a worldwide pandemic and that prevalence rates have been identified as high as 60 percent in some places and as low as 2 percent in others.
It is difficult to know the true extent of CSA. Most CSA is never reported (due to shame, fear, stigma, and other factors). The information that does get reported can look quite different depending on who is reporting it—for example, whether recounted by a child to various authorities as opposed to by an adult who has found out as a result of trauma or pregnancy. Also, authorities often minimize or dismiss the abuse reported, blame the victim, and/or protect the abuser. Only one in 10 children in the U.S. actually let someone know that it has occurred. We also know that more than two-fifths of women and more than one-third of men who have been sexually abused in the United States never disclose the experience to anyone.
Decades of research documents that adults who were sexually victimized as children have a higher likelihood of being negatively impacted in their adulthood by numerous types of psychological and physiological ailments and sociological pathologies, including post traumatic stress disorder, self-destructive and violent behaviors, and even chronic disease. CSA has been definitively implicated as a precursor to, and a part of, the commercial sexual exploitation of children. CSA costs the nation billions of dollars each year between medical and psychiatric treatment, social services, special education, and legal and judicial and incarceration costs.
Let’s work together to help break the silence today.
For more information visit: http://www.stopcsa.org.