PARENTS, about Child Sexual Abuse…

Never assume that just because you know where your child is & who they are with, that this could not happen to them.

The Sexual Abuse of Children can & does happen every single day in America & around the World…to countless numbers of children. It is important to understand that 90 – 95% of children who are molested, raped and/or exploited know the person abusing them & in many cases, the child loves & trusts that person.

The first step in prevention is understanding that there is an enemy out there…and there are many enemies out there who are harming children of all ages.

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

The Harming of Children…

Harming a Child…Evil.

More specifically, PREYING ON & SEXUALLY VIOLATING A CHILD (Rape / Molestation / Exploitation)…One of the Greatest Evils that exists in our world as far as I’m concerned.

In most cases, we are talking about so called adults doing horrific things to children with no regard for the damage their actions will cause.

WE MUST CONTINUE SPEAKINGOUT FOR THE CHILDREN. WE MUST, AS A SOCIETY, STOP TURNING A BLIND EYE TO THIS SENSITIVE TOPIC.

CHILDREN ALL OVER THE WORLD NEED US…NOW.

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

Brings Tears to My Eyes…

I wanted to take a minute to address some things on my mind…

Obviously, as the President/Founder of SpeakingOut against Child Sexual Abuse, Inc. (aka SpeakingOut), the sexual abuse or any form of abuse or neglect of children brings tears to my eyes. HEARTBREAKING…that anyone would harm a child. Therefore, at SpeakingOut, we will continue fighting against the crime of child sexual abuse, the perpetrators of this horrific crime against the most innocent of us all; children, as well as continue with our current campaign of addressing the breakdowns/failures of “The System; one that should protect children. Prayers for all the Children of the World.

Also on my mind & heart is George Floyd’s family. I truly tear up anytime I see even just a picture of that horrible scene that led to his death. It hits me hard. First thing that comes to my mind is if that had been one of my Sons. As a Mother of two grown Sons & and the Grandmother of five Grandchildren, I cannot fathom what his family is feeling; what they’re going through. To die that way…HEARTBREAKING. Prayers for George Floyd’s family.

Let’s keep fighting against the injustices in this world; peacefully, but relentlessly. Whatever the injustice, BE A VOICE!

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

HOW DO WE FIX THE BREAKDOWNS IN “THE SYSTEM” AS PERTAINING TO THE CRIME OF CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE?

As overwhelming as that thought is due to the complexity of “The System” & the multitudes of places in which that “chain” breaks down, we can no longer just sit around & do nothing about it. We all know “The System” fails children more often than not.

So what do we do about it?

We start working toward that goal…collectively…one bite at a time.

Children deserve no less from us.

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

A WORD FROM BRIDGET LOLAND (SpeakingOut Director / Board of Directors)…

Afraid, Alone, Angry, Broken, Caged, Confused, Defeated, Helpless, Lost, Manipulated, Neglected, Rejected…

Can you identify with one or more of these?  If you are the abused, you can identify with all of them!

Close your eyes for a moment and imagine walking in the shoes of a child who is being sexually abused. 

Your pain is contained, your screams cannot be uttered, your tears nobody sees…you are trapped in a web of silence within yourself wanting desperately to be rescued! However, no one comes, no one notices, no one cares, no one is listening!

There are thousands of victims trapped in this vicious cycle all across our world.  

Support SpeakingOut and help us educate others to make this evil atrocity more and more known!

Every child matters and deserves to be safe and protected!