EVENT DATE: Aug 27, 2011
Mission Statement: Light For Our Children’s (LFOC) mission is to provide educational services to adults through workshop training and conferences for the awareness and prevention of sexual abuse among children in Arizona. Trainings are ongoing weekly at scheduled facilities and organizations where there is adult partipation.
Goals and Objectives: Light For Our Children’s are to be truly dedicated to educate adults in educational institutions, private organizations, universities, colleges, social service agencies, prisons, group settings, and any other human service facilities where adult group participation is supported. LFOC will distribute educational materials that are designed to strengthen and empower adult participation in healthy relationships with children. LFOC training core curriculum (Stewards of Children) will inform adults about the signs, symptoms, and behavior patterns of what sexual abuse looks likes. Provide effective and efficient instructional disciplines to combat and decrease the intimidation, brutalization, and trauma toward children; in regard to and concerning sexual abuse throughout our communities in Arizona.
Business Philosophy: Light For Our Children’s main philosophy and motto is that we ‘help to keep kids safe’ while in multiple environments. Some of these environments that children and adults participate in are at home, in school, community recreation, community social functions, etc.
LFOC’s focus begins with enlightening adults to take the initiative to be responsible to children and be proactive with their commitment to children they are in contact with concerning child sexual development.
Organizational Summation: LFOC is a newly formed social service agency. We come with a fresh perspectives and fresh concepts to better succeed in making positive changes to an old social and immoral problem.
The Light For Our Children’s organization was established by Jessie R. Jackson in April 2009 through the passion and concern for the well-being of children exposed to sexual abuse. Jessie R. Jackson, BS. MA., is a life-long advocate of children and has been working closely with children, youth and their families for over 20 years. Personally and professionally, Jessie has made a commitment to help with the safety of children. Through her experience working at Hope Enterprise in Williamsport, Pennsylvania with the mentally challenged; to Red Rock and Fred G. Acosta Job Corps for teen and young adults; to Child Protective Services and Therapeutic Foster Care in Tucson, Arizona, Jessie has observed the cruel and devastating behavioral influences associated with children and sexual abuse trauma.