STOP THE SILENCE STOP CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE INC
June 10, 2011
I have been in awe since first starting to work with this organization - first as a volunteer linked to the first "Race to Stop the Silence" to my present role as chair of the Board of Directors. The drive, commitment and compassion of all who work with this organization - from its founder, Dr. Pamela Pine, to volunteers and experts at events, is something I have rarely seen in non-profit work. Stop the Silence has helped to create a save space for survivors of child sexual abuse to find voice and comfort as well as be a critical resource to advance public understanding and institutional commitment and response to mitigate the harmful impacts of such abuse. Having worked on the inside, as a board member, I have also been aware of how much has been done with few financial resources - again inspired by the commitment and dedication of all who become involved with STS.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
the emotional responses of survivors who have first come to terms and/or shared there experiences after having attended an event sponsored by STS. You cannot help but be moved.
Ways to make it better...
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
continue to reinforce its funding base so that it can reach even more people and move forward its efforts to a world where No children suffer sexual abuse.
Board Member & Volunteered at events, attended conferences, raised funds, raised awareness.