Thursday, April 14, 2011

Join us this month in standing up to sexual abuse in Native American communities

Did you know that Native Americans have the second highest rate of child abuse in the United States and it is estimated that 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 7 boys are being sexually abused? Additionally, there are fewer than 10 Native Child Advocacy Centers in the United States compared to over 700 Centers that serve non-native populations.

Along with our client, NACA, we believe this is unacceptable. That's why, this April, on behalf of Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), we hope that you will join us in bringing awareness to this tragedy - which is devastating Indian communities throughout the United States.

According to the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, "The goal of SAAM is to raise public awareness about sexual violence and to educate communities and individuals on how to prevent sexual violence."On behalf of the native children who are victims of these horrible crimes, we encourage you to support NACA this month by:
  • Donating - Our services are made possible through the support of individuals like you. We are outside the traditional funding sources and our communities need your support. Please consider making a monthly conribution to held end child sexual abuse. With your help - we can make this happen! Every dollar donated helps a child like the one you see here.
  • Volunteering - There are many ways that you can volunteer in your comunity. For example:
    1. Invite your friends and family to watch the documentary "Lost Sparrow", a film that addresses the death of two adopted Crow Indian boys and the sexual abuse of their sister.
    2. Host a bake sale at your work or organizations  or...
    3. Help your children hold a lemonade/hot chocolate stand and donate the proceeds to NACA.
  • Advocating - Share what we do with others! Join us on facebook and twitter pages and help us spread our message and mission. Please also forward our e-newsletters on to your co-workers, friends, and family.
Only with your support can we put an end to child sexual abuse. Thank you for joining us in our mission!

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