The FACSA Foundation.org is changing the social stigma of child sexual assault, public policies, conducting current research of community needs and assessment, educating communities on prevention and education of child sexual assault by hosting free conferences with local advocates; filming a documentary on survivors stories across the nation and how to heal from any trauma, not just child sexual assault and human trafficking, for people to thrive, rather than just surviving. It is time we learn to live, rather than merely exist.
The FACSAFoundation.org (Family and Friends Fighting Against Child Sexual Assault) is an all volunteer staff, with a 501 (C) 3 status. We are traveling across the U.S. and Cananda, on a 115 city Shattering The Silence Tour and Documentary Project. We will be in each location for 4 days and three nights,
1) filming a documentary of adult child sexual assault survivors, the latest healing therapies and the best ones which have helped, and the latest technologies, which have helped them network, regain their lives and happiness through faith or therapy.
2)We will be conducting research on the current communities needs, which will enable us to design better programs for families and the current needs of our communities; We are askin, and to gain current statistics by sampling the population of the 10% of survivors who do tell, and gain a broader perspective of the 90% who do not tell.
■We are asking academic professionals in pychology, sociology, statistics, churchs, students to assist the FACSA Foundation ShatteringThe Silence Project and this important work, by filling out the downloadable questionnaires and the online polls; or having your students get involved by answering the questionnaire, or sharing it with their peers. The research is a minimum of a year long project. The California Cognitive Behavioral Institute, www.theccbi.com There is a number for couselors to reach in case students or anyone needs to be consulted.
3) We will be hosting free nationwide 115 city Shattering The SIlence Tour conferences, advocating prevention and education of child abuse, child sexual assault, and human trafficking, with local advocates, organizations, survivors, family, and friends to shatter the silence of child sexual assault, saying, "Enough Is Enough, We Will Not Be Silent Any Longer!"
If you would like to get involved with the national Shattering The Silence Tour and Documentary Project http://facsafoundationvirtualexpo.ning.com/,
Connie Lee/FACSA Foundation/Founder/President
You can help by:
1) Sponsoring our event; call 318.540.4464
2) Volunteer your time to speak as we come to your area, if you are a speaker.
3) Donate in kind donations such as venues, hotel stays, gift cards, gas cards, restaurant gift cards, child sexual assault prevention and educational materials, promotional items, PA System, video equipment, cordless microphones, etc; or simply donate through the PayPal button above.
4)Volunteer your time and services helping to set up venues, pass out material, sit at booths, and technological assistance.
5) Thank you so much for being willing to sever as a point person for the Shattering The Silence Tour and Documentary Project, in your city.
Your preconference work will serve the tour well.
We will be kicking off February 23, 2013 in Westerville, OH.
What you can be working one now no matter when the tour is coming to your city:
*locating free venues; libraries, churches, community centers, local universities, or outdoor venues.
*approaching local/national businesses to see if they would like to sponsor the tour.
Sponsor packages range from $300-20,000. All sponsorships are appreciated and needed. Don't be afraid to only seek 300.00 sponsors. I will appreciate this and this multiplied across the country does wonders.
*contact local media and send them info on the tour. Radio and TV are both equally important.
*contact local colleges and universities and ask if their film program would agree to tape the tour while it is in your city.
*seeking local churches to deliver food and help with set up and break down.
*contact the child advocacy center in your location and see if they will give postcards for us to hand out.
*one person per city mapquest the locations for your town, print them and bring them to the first venue for that city.
*post city dates, and locations to your facebook page.
*invite law makers to the event.
*print post cards for your city with location venues and times give out to libraries, churches, high schools, community organizations, friends and law enforcement.