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We Support The Girls would like to expand throughout the local area, with the goal of helping to establish We Support The Girls organizations nationwide, identify local resources for each of them, and form support groups at each location in order to help victims of child sexual abuse.

The value of the We Support The Girls organization is of enormous significance to victims who have reported child sexual abuse.  There is currently no other organizations of this kind in the area, and very few (if any) across the United States.  The organization recognizes the need to support children throughout the legal process. The legal process can in fact be worse than the actual sexual assault. The group’s committed members include several child sexual abuse victims and their parents who went through a four-and-a-half year legal process and eventually ended with a plea bargain for all charges.  These members understand personally the need for families to be supported in orderhave the strength, courage and perseverance to see the legal process to its conclusion.  We Support The Girls will be a force for good, helping one child at a time.

 


Articles:

CBS News, January 4, 2016
U.S. military kids sexually abused hundreds of times a year
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/us-military-kids-sexually-abused-hundreds-of-times-a-year-ap/

Christian Today, February 22, 2016
Horrific catalogue of child sexual abuse by Christian Brothers in Australia
http://www.christiantoday.com/article/horrific.catalogue.of.child.sexual.abuse.by.christian.brothers.in.australia/80399.htm

Huffington Post Article, February 2, 2016
How to Respond to Someone Who Has Been Sexually Assaulted
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/yasmin-nouh/how-to-respond-to-someone-who-has-been-sexually-assault_b_9133144.html

Slate, June 21, 2012
My Molesters
http://www.slate.com/articles/double_x/doublex/2012/06/why_don_t_sexual_assault_victims_speak_out_i_was_molested_three_times_here_s_why_i_never_told_my_family_or_the_police_.single.html

The New York Times, June 1, 2015
Surviving Child Sexual Abuse
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/01/opinion/charles-blow-surviving-child-sexual-abuse.html?_r=0

U.S. News, April 13, 2015
Know the Signs of Child Abuse
http://health.usnews.com/health-news/articles/2015/04/13/know-the-signs-of-child-abuse

U.S. News, April 17, 2015
1 in 3 Teen Boys Sexually Assaulted Tries Suicide, Study Finds
http://health.usnews.com/health-news/articles/2015/04/17/1-in-3-teen-boys-sexually-assaulted-tries-suicide-study-finds

U.S. News, May 22, 2015
Americans with Disabilities More Often Victims of Violent Crimes
http://www.usnews.com/news/blogs/data-mine/2015/05/22/americans-with-disabilities-more-often-victims-of-violent-crimes

U.S. News, July 3, 2015
Childhood Trauma Tied to Migraine Risk as Adult
http://health.usnews.com/health-news/articles/2015/07/03/childhood-trauma-tied-to-migraine-risk-as-adult

U.S. News, September 24, 2015
Gene Tied to Adult Depression After Childhood Abuse
http://health.usnews.com/health-news/articles/2015/09/24/gene-tied-to-adult-depression-after-childhood-abuse

Utica Observer, March 18, 2016
Our View:  Talk to your children today about sexual abuse
http://www.uticaod.com/article/20160318/OPINION/160319487

The Jewish Chronicle, February 25, 2016
Victims of child sexual abuse come first, say Orthodox speakers
http://thejewishchronicle.net/view/full_story/27098707/article-Victims-of-child-sexual-abuse-come-first--say-Orthodox-speakers?instance=this_just_in

Washington Post, January 17, 2016
Sexual violence isn't just a college problem.  It happens in K-12 schools, too
https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/sexual-violence-isnt-just-a-college-problem-it-happens-in-k-12-schools-too/2016/01/17/a4a91074-ba2c-11e5-99f3-184bc379b12d_story.html

Washington Post Article, February 16, 2016
She was abused as a child.  Now she pushes for sex-abuse prevention lawshttps://www.washingtonpost.com/local/md-politics/she-was-abused-as-a-child-now-she-pushes-for-sex-abuse-prevention-laws/2016/02/16/254fe3ce-d4b3-11e5-be55-2cc3c1e4b76b_story.html?hpid=hp_rhp-moreheds_mdchildabuse927pm%3Ahomepage%2Fstory


Books:

"Let's Talk" Books by Lori Stauffer and Esther Deblinger
http://hffbooks.com/Lets_Talk_Book_Information.html

Protecting the Gift:  Keeping Children and Teenagers Safe; by Gavin De Becker
http://www.amazon.com/Protecting-Gift-Keeping-Children-Teenagers-ebook/dp/B00B6OVOHC

Undaunted:  Breaking my Silence to Overcome the Trauma of Child Sexual Abuse;  by Matthew Sandusky
http://www.amazon.com/Undaunted-Breaking-Silence-Overcome-Trauma/dp/1941519873


Get Involved
"WSTG Farmers Market Volunteer Roster
[ad link to SignUp Guru from Jenni?]

 

Resource Guide


Darkness to Light (d2l)
http://www.d2l.org/site/c.4dICIJOkGcISE/b.6069291/k.502C/National_Child_Sexual_Abuse_Helpline.htm

Love Our Children USA
http://www.loveourchildrenusa.org/reportingchildabuse.php

National Center for Victims of Crime
https://victimsofcrime.org/media/reporting-on-child-sexual-abuse

National Child Abuse Hotline (Childhelp)
https://www.childhelp.org/hotline/

National Domestic Violence Hotline
http://www.thehotline.org/?gclid=CKyeh-HsyssCFdgOgQodSZ8M_w

National Sexual Assault Hotline (RAINN)
https://rainn.org/get-help/national-sexual-assault-hotline

Stop it Now!        
http://www.stopitnow.org/ohc-content/reporting-child-sexual-abuse

The Mama Bear Effect
http://www.themamabeareffect.org/report.html



Local Events:

SCAN Announces Movie Screenings in April (2016)
http://www.d2l.org/site/c.4dICIJOkGcISE/b.9298111/k.5AE3/BREAKING_THE_SILENCE.htm

April is National Sexual Assault Awareness Month
[add FCNP web address here]


Organizations:

A Voice for the Innocent
http://www.avoicefortheinnocent.org/

American Humane Association
http://www.americanhumane.org/children/stop-child-abuse/fact-sheets/child-sexual-abuse.html

Blue Ribbon Project
http://www.blueribbonproject.org/abuse-neglect.html

Child Help
https://www.childhelp.org/

Darkness to Light (d2l):  End Child Sexual Abuse
http://www.d2l.org/site/c.4dICIJOkGcISE/b.6035035/k.8258/Prevent_Child_Sexual_Abuse.htm#.Vuw6Qv3mpv4

Centers for Disease Control
http://www.cdc.gov/violencePrevention/Sexualviolence/index.html
http://www.cdc.gov/sexualhealth/default.html

Child Molestation Research and Prevention Institute
http://www.childmolestationprevention.org/index.html

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
http://www.missingkids.org/cybertipline

National Center for Victims of Crime
https://victimsofcrime.org/

National Child Traumatic Stress Network
http://www.nctsn.org/

National Sexual Violence Resource Center
http://www.nsvrc.org/

Prevent Child Abuse: Virginia
http://pcav.org/about-us/

Promoting Awareness/Victim Empowerment (PAVE)
http://survjustice.org/

Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN)
https://rainn.org/

SafeBAE (Before Anyone Else)
http://www.safebae.org/

Stop Child Abuse Now of Northern Virginia (SCANVA)
https://www.scanva.org/

Stop Sexual Assault in Schools
http://stopsexualassaultinschools.org/

SurvJustice:  Increasing Justice for Survivors
http://survjustice.org/

The Mama Bear Effect
http://www.themamabeareffect.org/

Together for Girls:  Ending Violence Against Children
http://www.togetherforgirls.org/

Samples Sites

http://www.avoicefortheinnocent.org/

http://www.svfreenyc.org/resource_list_Other.html


Mission Statement:

We Support the Girls:

·       Raises child sexual abuse awareness.

·       Encourages parents to talk with their children at an early age about sexual abuse

·        Provides care packages to child sex abuse victims

·        Encourages victims to report sexual abuse.

·        Impresses upon the community the importance of creating a climate free from the stigma associated with reporting sexual abuse.

·        Promotes access to educational materials and additional resources for parents.

·       Liaises with other organizations to help victims of child abuse.

·        Raises funds to provide support items to local agencies for children reporting sexual abuse, testifying in court regarding sexual abuse, or undergoing examination at a hospital for sexual abuse.

 

Vision Statement:

We Support The Girls would like to expand throughout the local area, with the eventual goal of helping to establish We Support The Girls organizations nationwide, identify local resources for each of them, and form support groups at each location in order to help victims of child sexual abuse. .

 

Value Proposition:

The value of the We Support The Girls organization is of enormous significance to victims who have reported child sexual abuse.  There is currently no other organizations of this kind in the area, and very few (if any) across the United States.  The organization recognizes the need to support children throughout the legal process. The legal process can in fact be worse than the actual sexual assault. The group’s committed members include several child sexual abuse victims and their parents who went through a four-and-a-half year legal process and eventually ended with a plea bargain for all charges.  These members understand personally the need for families to be supported in orderhave the strength, courage and perseverance to see the legal process to its conclusion.  We Support The Girls will be a force for good, helping one child at a time.