OUR CURRENT PROGRAMS AND SERVICES
For a full listing of our 2016 accomplishments, click here: Stop the Silence 2016-2017 Accomplishments!
Watch this Stop the Silence video to learn the importance of speaking up about child sexual abuse, here.
For more exciting information, please scroll all the way down to see what’s new here at Stop the Silence!!
CHECK IT OUT! BRAND NEW…. Speak Up – Stop the Silence®… Toward A Comprehensive Child Sexual Abuse and Trafficking Training, Prevention, Mitigation, and Care Program in New Zealand
Stop the Silence® and Trust MYRIVR are working together to prevent and mitigate child sexual abuse through advocacy, education, training, and policy development.
The vision and framework for the Model that we developed reflects and promotes a social movement through a widening audience of community members and trained professionals with the goal of reaching key policymakers, stakeholders, service providers (e.g., educators, police, social service workers), and societal members to ultimately impact members of society overall, and the outcomes and impact of CSA.
The aim is to improve child and adolescent, as well as, ultimately, adult and societal, health and well-being, including the address of the prevention of long-term disability and improved functioning.
The program is being adapted worldwide.
Media & Other Advocacy
Stop the Silence actively uses the media (television, radio, press, internet) to catalyze public awareness and social change. Major campaigns run throughout the year. These various campaigns have reached millions through TV, radio, webinars, social media, the press, and others with most media time donated. Stop the Silence partners and collaborates with many like-minded organizations–both NGOs, as well as other non-profits–on many levels throughout the United States and abroad.
Service Provider Training
Stop the Silence has been conducting training for police officers, community-based organizations, and leaders in corporate, governmental, and health organizations since its inception. This training (both local and online) has provided important background and clinical information, as well as created linkages between counseling, legal, and judicial programming. Over the past eighteen years, Stop the Silence has brought programming to more than twenty countries. Today (2017) we are progressively working with governments and NGOs in: the United States, UK, Cyprus, Canada, Hungary, Kenya, Mozambique, South Africa, Micronesia, and more.
Community Education & Outreach
Stop the Silence is reaching out in partnership with community and faith-based organizations, as well as schools, universities and public offices. Our goal is to educate audiences about the epidemic proportions of child sexual abuse, its root causes, its impact, how to recognize possible signs and symptoms, and, most importantly, what can be done by the public and policy makers to stop it.
Stop the Silence promotes survivors’ groups and information for them with populations all over the world in collaboration with Always a Voice, and The Lamplighters websites and programming, as well as many others.
We offer our own online support group forums on Facebook.
You can find us by searching Stop the Silence: Stop Child Sexual Abuse, or click here to be directly routed to our page.
Always a Voice, another associated advocacy group, can be accessed on Facebook, here. Both of these partnered groups (Stop the Silence and Always a Voice) provide a positive forum for discussion as well as a myriad of resources, articles, encouraging words and pointers for survivors of CSA and clinicians alike.
We’ve started in partnership with The Nanny League (thank you so much for your partnership, Lindsay Aspell!!). Stop the Silence set up a comprehensive on-line, certificate training that the nannies that are placed through The Nanny League are now required to take. The nannies can register, pay a small fee, and take the training in one or more sittings, and get a certificate of completion at the end that they can present to their employees.
But we’re not stopping there! Over the next weeks, we will be expanding the availability of this training to all nannies, everywhere (the training in currently in English, but it will be available in other languages later). And, we are currently tailoring this training to be available to educators, social workers, counselors, therapists, psychologists, doctors, lawyers, and others!
Our primary focus for Fall 2017 is to continue to further strategize and set up comprehensive, strategic, and systemic national and international programming. Our programming involves both a bottom-to-top and top-to-bottom focus, working with survivors, service providers, and policymakers. (for more information about our Cyprus Model click here.)
To help build our broad focus, we continue to build piece by piece, situation by situation, focus by focus to bring the best of what we can to meet the overall need. Please see our GlobalGiving reports for the most recent accomplishments)