Outraged or Desensitized regarding Child Sexual Abuse?

When you hear of children being sexually abused, how does it make you feel?  Do you feel OUTRAGED or have you become DESENSITIZED to it?  What we’re talking about…

Rape…of Children

Molestation…of Children

Exploitation…of Children

to include Sex Trafficking of Children (Domestically & Internationally)


Back in the day, people didn’t talk much about any of this; even 10 years ago when I founded SpeakingOut against Child Sexual Abuse, Inc.  Now & thankfully, there is much more awareness.  Many organizations (to include SpeakingOut) are working vigorously to heighten awareness…in an effort to aid in Prevention. 

I’ve noticed that when the news talks about children having been violated, it’s just usually a quick blurb of a “story”.  And now those quick blurbs include information on Human Trafficking…which means Children are being trafficked for Commercial Sexual Exploitation.  These “bits of News” are generally quickly mentioned & passed over…on to the next story…as if they just announced the opening of a new restaurant.

This should not just be “News”.  We’re talking about children’s safety & lives.  This should prompt all of us to spring into action fighting against the crime of Child Sexual Abuse…



Talk to Your Children

Be on the Lookout


We SHOULD be angry, appalled, shocked, etc… about the Crime against Children…every time.  After all, we are talking about Children (ages Birth to 17 Years of Age).  If we, as a society, become desensitized, what does that mean?

Just thinking…

…and OUTRAGED!  What about YOU?

Susan Suafoa-Dinino / President/Founder / SpeakingOut against Child Sexual Abuse, Inc.

“A Safe Place” Workshop – Child Sexual Abuse Awareness & Prevention

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SpeakingOut against Child Sexual Abuse, Inc.
Invites You to Attend…

“A Safe Place” Workshop
[Child Sexual Abuse Awareness & Prevention]

Wednesday, February 22, 2017
9am – 3pm
Asbury Place Clubhouse
2648 Sevierville Rd, Maryville, TN 37804

Doors Open / Sign In Begins at 8:30am

Open To The Public – for Any Adult Concerned about the Safety of Children
(i.e. Parents, Grandparents, Church Leaders/Ministry Leaders, Daycare Providers/Caregivers, Teachers, Social Workers, other Healthcare Professionals. . .Anyone who works with or around children.)

Light Refreshments, Breaks & Door Prizes
1 Hour Lunch Break with Onsite Availability to Clubhouse Bistro Dining Room
Certificate of Completion for 4.5 Hours of Training

$30 (Due by Registration Deadline Payable via Check, Money Order or Online at http://www.speakingout-csa.com)

Group Rates Available…
5 – 9 ($25 / Person)
10+ ($20 / Person)

Wednesday, February 15th

Phone: 865-230-6059

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Child Sexual Abuse…Why Most Children Don’t Tell

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Fear (Being Threatened & Manipulated)

Love and/or Know the Person Abusing Them (Don’t want their “loved one” to get into trouble; Want their Acceptance/Approval)




Lack of Understanding


Blame Themselves

Have been taught to respect Adults (Authority Figures)

Thinks/Feels like everyone knows (That people can tell just from looking at them)

Don’t want to Upset a Loved One

To protect a loved one or pet from Abuse or Harm (i.e. Mom, Brother, Sister, Dog, etc…)

Don’t Think Anyone will Believe Them (That’s what they are being told)

Fear of what a Loved One might do to the Abuser

Feel it is a Private Matter that should not be talked about

Think maybe its Normal; Happens to all Children

Knows its Abnormal; Feel Very Alone; Thinks a Highly Unusual Thing

They told someone once & was either

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Importance of Knowing More about the Crime of Child Sexual Abuse…

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The more we know about this crime & ultimate violation/betrayal of children, the better for children.  Let’s start here.  Click on the below link for information on…

  • What Child Sexual Abuse Is
  • Overview of Child Sexual Abuse
  • Forms of Child Sexual Abuse
  • Additional Information
  • What Child Sexual Abuse Is NOT
  • Our Definition of a Child
  • Who is in Authority over a Child


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