Family and Friends Fighting Against Child Sexual Assault
Restructuring of the Shattering The Silence Tour and
The FACSA Foundation (Family and Friends Fighting Against Child Sexual Assault) has been traveling the U.S.A. and Canada on a 115 city, Shattering The Silence Tour and Documentary Project filming a documentary on survivors stories from across the nation, conducting research on how child sexual assault is affecting our local communities, and hosting free public education prevention conferences across the nation, on prevention of child sexual assault and human trafficking.
While on the tour, we have united organizations across the U.S.A. and Canada, combining resources, tools, funding, and ceativity, thus enabling organizations to better serve their communiites and the families affected by child sexual assault and human trafficking.We have also been instrumental in more survivors sharing their stories, which promotes their healing and inspires others to do the same. Perpetrators silence survivors through fear, chame, degradation, and silence. Through the Shattering The Silence T
our and Documentary Project, we have been encouraging survivors to shatter the silence, and to regain the power, they feel they have lost. For when the silence is shattered, the power of the perpetrator is broken. This is why it is so important for curvivors to speak up, to tell, and not be a prisoner to fear. Ninety percent of victims encounter their perpetrators through close proximity, whether it be a family member, neighbor, or a community leader, and why they do not tell until they have reached a safe zone, according to the DOJ. Victims never "Forget It" and they never, "Get Over It." From the time of the traumatic incident the neuropathways of the brain havebeen altred and until these processes have been worked through, usually with counseling, faith, or healing modalities, the survivor will experience difficulty with trust and boundary issues, as well as maladaptive behavioral issues.
The FACSA Foundation will restructure the Shattering The Silence Tour and Documentary Project for the next year. We will focuson the documentary and research, and will complete the physical tour with leaders and chapters from each state. We are seeking qualified, committed, and dedicated individuals, whom we will train the Shattering The Silence Tour and Documentary Project Format, and educational tools, and resources needed for each state. We would like for as many advocates for child sexual assault and human trafficking and prevention to join the FACSA Foundation family and the FACSA Foundation Revolution, as we empower community leaders, grand parents, and parents to be the front liine defense for the children in their community. Join us and be a voice for children who can not speak for themselves. The children are counting on you!
You can reach the FACSA Foundation admisnistration at the contact information below. We look forward to meeting you soon.
Connie Lee/FACSA Foundation/Founder/President
Life On The Road, with the Shattering The Silence Tour and Documentary Project
Shattering The Silence Tour and Documentary Project, at FACSAFoundation.org
*Children are molested every four seconds Before the age of 18:
*One out of three girls
*One out of six boys
*90% never disclose
Warning Signs of Sexual Assault:
Shattering The Silence Tour and Documentary Project Updates
The FACSA Foundation.org is changing the social stigma of child sexual assault, public policies, conducting current research of community needs and assessment, educating communities on prevention and education of child sexual assault by hosting free conferences with local advocates; filming a documentary on survivors stories across the nation and how to heal from any trauma, not just child sexual assault and human trafficking, for people to thrive, rather than just surviving. It is time we learn to live, rather than merely exist.
The FACSAFoundation.org (Family and Friends Fighting Against Child Sexual Assault) is an all volunteer staff, with a 501 (C) 3 status. We are traveling across the U.S. and Canada, on a 115 city Shattering The Silence Tour and Documentary Project. We will be in each location for 4 days and three nights,
1) filming a documentary of adult child sexual assault survivors, the latest healing therapies, and the latest technologies, and the most effective counseling techniques.
2)We will be conducting research on the current communities needs, which will enable us to design better programs for families and the current needs of our communities.
•We are asking academic professionals in psychology, sociology, statistics, churches, and students to assist the FACSA Foundation Shattering The Silence Project and this important work, by filling out the downloadable questionnaires and the online polls; or having your students get involved by answering the questionnaire, or sharing it with their peers. The research is a minimum of a year long project. The California Cognitive Behavioral Institute, www.theccbi.com There is a number for counselors to reach in case students or anyone needs to be consulted.
3) We will be hosting free nationwide 115 city Shattering The Silence Tour conferences, advocating prevention and education of child abuse, child sexual assault, and human trafficking, with local advocates, organizations, survivors, family, and friends to shatter the silence of child sexual assault, saying, "Enough Is Enough, We Will Not Be Silent Any Longer!"
If you would like to get involved with the national Shattering The Silence Tour and Documentary Project http://facsafoundationvirtualexpo.ning.com/,
Connie Lee/FACSA Foundation/Founder/President
You can help by: Simply donating through the PayPal button above or
1) Sponsoring our event; call 318.540.4464
2) Volunteer your time to speak as we come to your area, if you are a speaker.
3) Donate in kind donations such as venues, hotel stays, gift cards, gas cards, restaurant gift cards, child sexual assault prevention and educational materials, promotional items, PA System, video equipment, cordless microphones, etc; or simply donate through the PayPal button above.
4)Volunteer your time and services helping to set up venues, pass out material, sit at booths, and technological assistance.
5) Thank you so much for being willing to sever as a point person for the Shattering The Silence Tour and Documentary Project, in your city.
We will be kicking off February 23, 2013 in Westerville, OH.
What you can be working one now no matter when the tour is coming to your city:
*locating free venues; libraries, churches, community centers, local universities, or outdoor venues. *approaching local/national businesses to see if they would like to sponsor the tour.
Sponsor packages range from $300-20,000. All sponsorships are appreciated and needed. Don't be afraid to only seek 300.00 sponsors. I will appreciate this and this multiplied across the country does wonders.
*contact local media and send them info on the tour. Radio and TV are both equally important.
*contact local colleges and universities and ask if their film program would agree to tape the tour while it is in your city.
*seeking local churches to deliver food and help with set up and break down.
*contact the child advocacy center in your location and see if they will give postcards for us to hand out.
*one person per city mapquest the locations for your town, print them and bring them to the first venue for that city.
*post city dates, and locations to your facebook page.
*invite law makers to the event.
*print post cards for your city with location venues and times give out to libraries, churches, high schools, community organizations, friends and law enforcement.
The Shattering The SIlence Tour and Documentary
The Shattering The Silence Tour and Documentary/Research Project February 23, 2013, will begin from Westerville, OH. We will tour the U.S. prevention and education of child sexual advocating prevention of child sexual assault, researching the current needs of our communities, and producing a film documentary of the process. The Holocaust of Innocence is the time someone is sexually assaulted, they are never the same, having trust and emotional issues the rest of their lifetime.
The Shattering The Silence Tour will consist of speakers, personal testimonies from survivors, art, music, poetry, which will be displayed on the virtual and physical Shattering The Silence Wall. We are very excited for you to join us along this journey and we look forward to seeing you on the tour!
This is a preliminary schedule of the highly anticipated Shattering The Silence Tour. We will stop in at churches, businesses, and organizations, throughout the tour, to present the program for donations. The venues will continually change and more speaking engagements will be added, throughout this process. Please spread the word! If you would like for us to come through your area, please call Connie Lee, at 318.540.4464
Please look in the speakers table at the top of this site for speakers bios and pictures, which are being added daily.
FACSA Foundation Shattering The Silence Spring/Summer Tour and Documentary Project
Due to events scheduled throughout the year, the schedule may change or not follow sequence.
If you would like for us to stop in your area, church, or business, please call Connie Lee, 318.540.4464, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
FACSA Foundation Shattering The Silence Spring/Summer Tour and Documentary Project
Due to events scheduled throughout the year, the schedule may change or not follow sequence.
Hattiesburg, MS, University of MS., 118 College Drive, Hattiesburg, MS
1) Feb. 23, West Chester, OH,(Special Appearance) Indiana Wesleyan University, 9286 SCHULZE DR. WEST CHESTER, OH 45069 10 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Caroline Moore/Salvation Army, Gary Heath/ Office of Criminal Justice Services/Family Violence Prevention Center/Connie Lee
2) Feb.26, Oklahoma City, OK Oklahoma Pioneer Public Library System, Moore Public Library, 225 S. Howard Avenue, Oklahoma City, OK 73069, Jennifer McLaughlin/ Director of Professional Development for the Oklahoma Coalition against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, Melissa Lopez/ Shawnee Domestic Violence and Family Services Department, Connie Lee/FACSA Foundation
3) Due to inclement weather this event is cancelled March 02, Wichita, KS, University of Wichita, Metro Plex, 1845 Fairmount Street Wichita, KS 67260 Signs will be up for room directions Horace Santry/Wichita Sexual Assault Center, Connie Lee/FACSA Foundation
4) March 05, Oakley, KS, 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., Northwest Kansas Service Center, 703 West Second Street, Oakley, KS 67748/ Kelly Robbins/Western Kansas Child Advocacy Center, Connie Lee/FACSA Foundation.org
5) Due to a scheduling conflict this event is cancelled March 09, Canon City, CO, The Evangelical Free Church, 3000 E. Main Street, Canon City, CO. 81212, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Representative from Family Crisis Services, Connie Lee/FACSAFoundation.org
6) March 12, Roswell, NM, Roswell Public Library, 301 N. Penn, Roswell, New Mexico (Bondurant Room) 10 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
7) March 16, Albuquerque, NM, Alberquerque West Gate Library, 1300 Delgado Street, (Auditorium) 10-1p.m.
8) March 19, Phoenix, AZ, Burton Barr Library, 1221 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85001-1506 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
9) March 23, Flagstaff, AZ, March 2014
10) March 26, Blanding, UT March 2014
11) March 30, Cedar City, UT, 303 N. 100 East, Cedar City, UT, (East and west Rooms) 3:00 p.m. -5:30 p,m. Easter Weekend March 2014
12) April 02, Las Vegas, NV Clark County Library, 1401 E Flamingo Rd., Las Vegas, NV
13) April 06, Los Angeles, CA, March 2014 (This event will be offered March 2014, with CEU's available)
14) April 17, Palm Springs, Salvation Army, 30-400 Landau Blvd. Cathedral City, CA. 10-2 p.m. Mika Mouton/Christopher's Clubhouse, Bo Budinsky/SaveOneSurvivor, Connie Lee/FACSA Foundation.org, and It Happens to Boys: Carol Teitlebaum, Randy Boyd, Scott Smith, Daniel Marquez, Cathedral High Scholl Choir and Mae LeRoy, and Palm Desert High School Drama Team.
15) April 20, San Diego, CA, City Heights/Weingart Branch, 3795 Fairmount Ave San Diego, 10-12pm,Phil Cenedella, Carrie , Connie Lee
16) 2014, April 23, San Francisco, CA, 100 S. Larkin Street, San Francisco, 10-1, Melinda Shrock, Misa Leonessa Garaveglia, Connie Lee
A) Eureka, CA, April 25, 10-12:30 p.m., Acquatic Center,921 Waterfront Drive, Eureka, California 95501 Annie O'Sullivan/Can You Hear Me Now, Kelly Behr/Mpuntain Goddess Unplugged, Rebecca Kinble/Speaker/Author/Radio and Television Host, and Connie Lee/FACSAFoundation.org
17) April 27, Sacramento, CA, State Capital Building, North Side-1400 Tenth St., Sacramento, CA, 95814, Misa Leonessa Garaveglia, Connie Lee, Mark Sconce/Parent of Courtney Hannah Sconce
18) (Postponed until March 2014) April 30,Reno, NV, Washoe County Library, 301 S. Center St., 1-3 pm, Connie Lee
19) (Postponed until March 2014) May 02, Boise, ID, Boise Public Library, 715 S. Capitol, Boise, ID (Auditorium) 1-3p.m.
20) May 07, Pullman WA, Neill Public Library, 210 N. Grand Avenue, Pullman, WA 99163 1-3 p.m. Jill Donaley, ICARE, Connie Lee/FACSAFoundation.org
21) May 11, Portland, OR, Woodland Portland Library, 801 S. W. 10 St. OR 04101
Susan Garren, Connie Lee, 1:30- 3:30
22) May 14, Spokane, WA, Spokane Public Library,906 West Main Street Spokane, WA 99201, Larry Daly, Pennie Suam, Kari Joys
23) May 18, Calgary, Canada, 616 Macleod Trail SE, Calgary 1-3 postponed
24) May 21, Helena, MT, 120 S Last Chance Gulch St. Helena, MT 1-3 postponed
May 23, Jackson, WY postponed
25) May 25, Idaho Falls, ID postponed
26) May 29, Rock Springs, WY, 400 C St. Rock Springs, WY 10-1 postponed
27) June 01, Scottsbluff, NE, 1809 3rd Ave, Scottsbluff, NE 10-1 postponed
28) June 04, Rapid City, SD, 610 Quincy St. Rapid City 4-6 p.m.
29) June 08, Sheridan, WY Sheridan County Fulmer Library, 335 W. Alger, Sheridan, WY 82801 (Inner Circle Room) 10 a.m.-12p.m.
30) June 11, Bismarck, ND, 515 N 5th St. Bismarck, 10-1
31) June 15, Canada, Winnipeg, 251 Donald Street. Winnipeg 1-3p.m. Postponed until passport comes in
32) June 18, Grand Forks, ND, City of Grand Forks Public Library, 2110 Library Circle, Grand Forks, N.D. 58201 4-6 p.m. (meeting room)
33) June 22, Grand Rapids, MN, 140 NE 2nd St Grand Rapids, MN 55744, 1-3
34) June 25, Minneapolis, MN, , Minneapolis,
35) June 29, Duluth, MN, Duluth
36) July 02,Canada, Thunder Bay, 216 Brodie St S. Thunder Bay 1-3
37) July 06,Ontario, Canada,
38) July 09, North Bay, Canada, The North Bay Public Library ·271 Worthington St. E. North Bay, Ontario 5:30-7:30 p.m.
39) July 13, Ottawa, Canada,
40) July 16, Montreal, Canada, 5851 Boulevard Cavendish Côte Saint-Luc, QC H4W 2X8, 1-3 p.m.
41) July 20, Burlington, VM, 235 College St. Burlington, 10-1
42) July 23, New Brunswick, Edmonton,
43) July 27, New Brunswick, Fredericton, 12 Carleton St., Fredericton, N.B. E3B 5P4 (Assembly Room) 1-3 p.m.
44) July 30, New Brunswick, Saint John, 1, Market Sq., Saint John, N.B. E2L 4Z6 1-3 p.m.
45) August 02, Bangor, ME, 145 Harlow St Bangor, ME 04401 1-3
46) August 06, Lewiston, ME, 200 Lisbon St Lewiston, ME 04240 11-12
47) August 10, Berlin, NH,
2020 Riverside Dr Berlin, NH 03570 10-11:30
48) August 17, Concord, NH, Woman's Club of Concord 10-12
49) August 20, Brattleboro, VT, Brooks memorial Public Library, 224 Main Street, Brattleboro, VT, 2-4 p.m.
50) August 24, Albany, NY, Albany Public Library, 161 Washington Ave. 11:00-12:30pm, Auditorium Room,
52) August 29, 2013, Boston, MA, Boston Public Library, 700 Bolyston Street, 11-1
53) August 30, Worcester, MA, Worcester Public Library. 3 Salem Square, 11-1
54) September 06, Providence, RI, Providence Public Library, 150 Empire Street, 2-4
55) September 10, Hartford, CT, Hartford Public Library, 500 Main Street, p.m., Community Room, 2-3:30 p.m.
56) September 14, Bridgeport, CT, 925 Broad Street, 1-4 p.m., Community Room
57) September 17, New York, NY, Jackie Robinson Park Bandshell Bradhurst Ave. and W 148th St., New York, NY, 10039
58) September 20, Philadelphia, NJ, Thorofare Public Library, 420 Crowne Point Rd., Thorofare, NJ., Community Room, 11-2
Tour has been restructured. Please see statement above
59) September 24, Baltimore, MD, Baltimore Public Library, 320 York Road, 10-12, Towson RRoom
60) September 28-29 Million Survivor March, Washington D.C., Jefferson Memorial! March is 8a.m., Rally at 10 a.m.
61) October 05, Pittsburgh, PA, Mt Lebanon Public Library, 16 Castle Shannon Blvd., 2-4
62) October 08, Williamsburg, PA, 511 West Second Street,
63) October 12, Buffalo, NY, 1 Lafayette Square, 10-1
64) October 15, Toronto, Canada, Toronto Public Library,
65) October 18, Detroit, MI, 5201 Woodward Ave., 2-4, Explorers Room
66) October 22, Grand Rapids, MI, 111 Library St. Yankee Clipper Room, 1-3
67) October 25, Chicago, IL, 2100 Argonne Dr. North, 10-12,
68) October 29, Milwaukee, WI, Milwaukee Public Library, 814 W. Wisconsin Ave. Milwaukee, WI. 10-1pm,
69) November 02, Cedar Rapids, IO
70) November 05, Des Moines, IO
71) November 09, Kansas City, MO
72) November 16, Springfield, IL
73) November 19, Indianapolis, IN
74) November 23, Cincinnati, OH
75) November 26, Columbus, OH
76) November 27, Thanksgiving Break
77) November 30, Parkersburg, WV
78) December 02, Richmond, VA
79) December 07, Virginia Beach, VA
80) December 10, Greensboro, NC
81) December 14, Myrtle Beach, NC
82) December 17, Charlotte, NC
83) December 21, Columbia, SC
84) Christmas Break
85) December 28, Knoxville, TN
86) December 31, Memphis, TN
87) January 04, Fayetteville, AR
88) January 07, Hot Springs, AR
89) January 11, Tupelo, MS,
90) January 14, Jackson, MS
91) January 18, Birmingham, AL
92) January 21, Atlanta, GA
93) January 25, Savannah, GA
94) January 28, Miami, Fl
95) February 01, Tampa, FL
96) February 04, Tallahassee, FL
97) February 08, Montgomery, AL
98) February 11, Mobile, AL
99) February 15, New Orleans, LA
100) February 18, Baton Rouge, LA
101) Feb 22, Houston, TX
102) Feb 25, San Antonio, TX
103) March 01, Austin, TX
102) March 04, Dallas, TX
103) March 08, Alexandria, LA
104) March 11, Monroe, LA
105) March 15, Shreveport, LA
106) April 5, Hawaii, Kahului
107) April 12, Kailua Kona, Hawaii
108) April 19Wailuku, Hawaii
109) April 26, Pearl City, Hawaii
110) May 03, Honolulu, Hawaii
111) May 10, Kekaha, Hawaii
112) June 07, Fairbanks, Alaska
113) June 14, Anchorage, Alaska
114) June 21, Juneau. Alaska
115) June 28, Kotzebue, Alaska
We We would love for you to join us on this incredible journey.
My name is Connie Lee and I am the Founder/President of the FACSA Foundation (Family and Friends Fighting Against Child Sexual Assault), in Springhill, LA. We are a nonprofit 501 (c) (3) status company, with an all volunteer staff. The FACSA Foundation provides support services for families of child sexual assault, such as attorney’s, counselors, support group, guidance, and what each family needs for their case. We also educate the community on prevention of child sexual assault, through our programs such as the Good Touch/Bad Touch Program from ChildHelp USA; Kid’s Safe ID Kit’s from the National Exploited Children’s Foundation; and the FACSA Defense Program, where we go to schools for free to teach teens about abusive dating relationships, warning signs, and 30 minutes of hands on self- defense. I have a Bachelors of Science in Psychology; I am a public speaker and an event planner.
Sponsorship Packages for ShatteringThe Silence Tour and Documentary Project
Package #1 Spotlight Sponsor (one available - $20,000)
Package #2 Evening Reception (Wednesday Evening - $15,000)
Package #3 Lunch (when in the area, two available - $6,000)
Package #4 Tote Bags (one available - $6,000)
Package #5 Conference Give-Away (one available - $5,000)
Package #6 Snack Break (four available - $4,000)
Package #7 Welcome Gift (one available - $3,000)
Package #8 Programs (one available - $3,000)
Package #9 Raffle Prizes (four available - $2,000)
Package #10 Conference ($1,000)
Package #11 Vendor Fair ($300)
Package #12 Tote Bag Materials Insert ($500)
Package #13 Breakout Session Room (six available - $500)
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Alicia Kozakwhichviez Alicia Project/Alcica's Law (Get Involved find on FB) Phenomenal work! https://www.facebook.com/aliciaproject
Erik Wahl Donated an Autographed Art Workbook to be auctioned off for the Holocaust and Documentary Tour beginning August 01, 2012.
Erik Wahl (Autographed Art Workbook)
hi connie - sounds like fantastic event. i would love to participate to help raise good money for a great cause. i would love to donate my most requested product - a signed I AM ARTIST interactive workbook experiences for you to auction off. https://theartofvision.com/store/product/i-am-artist-bundle
Mike Tikkanen Invisible Children Thank you Michael for donating your books for our Holocaust of Innocence Tour and Documentary Project
BOBBY SOCKS BY NATHANIEL SEWALL
My children’s books are winners of the Evvy award. The Evvy Award is given by the Colorado Independent Publisher’s Association. Some Parts are NOT for Sharing/Algunas Partes No Son Para Compartir and Anger is OKAY Violence is NOT won first place in the political social category
Travel with a pair of friendly fish as they learn about what parts of our bodies we share with others. Children will learn what the boundaries of appropriate touching are in a very non-threatening way. School Counselor Julie Federico begins the imperative conversation of personal boundaries in Some Parts are not for Sharing. Children will enjoy learning about their bodies as they get some important information from a pair of fish. Parents will marvel at the simple straightforward language and use of sea creatures that create this message all children must hear. This book is also available in Spanish. To read the book visit www.juliefederico.com
Some Parts are Not for Sharing is Julie Federico's first book. She wrote it after years of hearing students recount abuse stories in her role as a School Counselor. She is quietly ending childhood sexual abuse one book at a time. Visit www.juliefederico.com to read the book and share the link with others. Her goal is to have this book read to every child, everywhere. This is a child's first book on body safety and is for children 0-7 years old. The book is the tip of the iceberg when it comes to discussing personal boundaries with children. The book is also available in Spanish and Kindle format.
Anger is OKAY Violence is NOT released June 2012. This book teaches children about feeling, families, fish and anger. For readers 0-7 years old. Received rave reviews from Blue Ink Reviews.
Julie is available for speaking engagements. Contact: email@example.com
AnnieE O" Sullivan "Can You Hear Me Now?"
by Michelle Halket, Central Avenue Publishing
One of our very first books as a publishing house was the first installment of Can You Hear Me Now? A haunting look back through the graphic memories of a woman who endured ongoing abuse at the hands of her parents. Originally it was published 'as is'; it fell under our old publishing model which was supported self-publishing. We then released the second in the series about two years ago. As we've grown and morphed, we have decided to launch the final installment as a full book, which incorporates all parts of O'Sullivan's story into one fully edited digital and print book.
This book culminates in the event which brings a degree of closure to her pain, continues to haunt the reader well after they put it down. The beauty of the story is in the redemption. It represents the blossoming of a soul who had lost all faith but has grown out of the muck to be a majestic tree providing comfort and a home for other lost souls. We commend Annie on her strength, her ability to love and her desire to reach out to others who find themselves in similar situations. Read this book and you can't help but evaluate your own life, the way you treat people and what you can accomplish.
Annie O’Sullivan served in the United States Marine Corps and following a hospital stay and two years of disability she went on to log ten years of counseling. She has since earned two Masters Degrees and maintains a rewarding career in land management. Her own successful family has grown to include multiple grandchildren, dogs, cats and several fish - all happy and well.
Against The Odds: Life Is Good.
Kelly Behr Mountain Goddess Unplugged
Mountain Goddess Unplugged was created in 2005 with a drawing created from Kelly’s husband Rick. An image of a whimsical girl relaxing at a hot springs, from there it has grown into numerous drawings of Mountain Goddess doing what ever she wants to, mostly placed in outdoor settings because that’s where Kelly Behr likes to be.
This is a whimsical, non serious set of drawings designed to be enjoyed and to remind us not to take life to seriously. Attempting to look through Mountain Goddess eyes to find humor, beauty and the ability at accept yourself in any situation is the goal. “It’s A State Of Mind” re-iterates that life is short and if you carry life’s experiences on your back, you just get a sore back. Letting life live in you and not on you, is a place where we hope Mountain Goddess can take people.
The challenges of life particularly at young ages, is something we can not go back and change. What we can change is how we view ourselves and how we choose to look at the rest of our life. Believing using humor and laughter brought from Mountain Goddess can help people deal with and accept what challenges life has brought them.