We have a single purpose at NAASCA, to address issues related to childhood abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so with only two goals:
1) educating the public, especially as related to helping society get over its taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse (CSA), presenting facts showing child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone
2) offering hope and healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery
Now that we're beginning to build the new norm, and heal from how COVID-19 has touched each and every one of our lives, I'm hoping it's possible that we'll start to pick up on some 'Calendar of Events' items for this spring and summer.
I'm excited to write this article encouraging our NAASCA family members to get 'Back to Business'. And by 'business' I mean gathering together in a way we've been unable to do so for a year and a half.
We need to re-establish live, in-person events. Remember, educating the public is fully half our mission (see above), and at live events we often get the chance to reach others, including newcomers, the second half of our mission.
As the pandemic begins to wind down, and restrictions are relaxed, it'll start to be possible for NAASCA members to go back to holding events again .. depending on any remaining local regulations.
So .. let's get back out there!
I'm using the fact that I've been invited to speak at a group gathering here in my area in an open-air park to encourage other folks to think about planning and holding various child abuse awareness and educational events .. starting now.
We might see speaking events, rallies, marches and demonstrations, seminars and workshops designed to once again carry the message and educate the public in forums we've not been able to enjoy in quite some time. We might see tabling and fund raisers at supermarkets, churches, schools and universities, or even evening vigils. << more >>
NAASCA's daytime self-help Recovery Group (Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday; ZOOM at 2pm EST)
ZOOM Meeting ID # : ...769 832 8303
During the virus scare ..let's each of us re-double our effort online and via the phone to inform
those around us of the devastating consequence of suffering childhood sexual abuse (CSA),
violent or physical abuse, emotional and mental trauma and neglect.
#metooCSA -- Childhood Sexual Abuse -- Let's see if we can't get this new hashtag to trend,
to build on the popular '#metoo' movement that unfortunately leaves out those abused in their youth.
Childhood sexual assaults and abuses are devastating, and the trauma is often life-long! Pass it on!!
We're building a survivor community, because together we can do what we can not do alone. .
...Certainly we can all do Outreach. Become a NAASCA Volunteer !!
If you wish to volunteer with us, please get in touch with one of our already committed volunteer NAASCA family members.
We'll try to point a new volunteer in the right direction. With all there is to do, we'll find something for everyone. We believe each of us can play a role in educating the public .. and offering healing services to still-suffering adult survivors of childhood traumas !!
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