2013 Silent Spirits Campaign

Silent Spirits

We are working to change the landscape around sexual abuse in America.

We believe that the silence that blankets child sex abuse contributes to generational cycles and empowers offender’s to offend. We want 2013 to be a year of breaking silence and empowering adults to protect children from sexual abuse. For more information, contact us 503-941-0467 or email us at support@silentspirits.info

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Donate before it’s too late

We only have 12 days left to raise funds for “You and Me and the Fruit Trees.”

Millions of children are affected by this endemic and many adults struggle with the ongoing trauma of CSA. Child sexual abuse is a public health issue that impacts not only individuals, but whole communities and society at large. You can be an active part of the movement to end child sexual abuse by donating $15, $25, or $50 today. Click here to make your donation: http://www.indiegogo.com/You-and-Me-and-the-Fruit-Trees

Your contribution will allow the film to be used as a training manual for state officials, organizations who work with youth, individuals, and communities. Through your support the film will also be shown in high schools, youth prisons, rehabilitation centers and community centers.

Please share with your network. Join us: http://www.indiegogo.com/You-and-Me-and-the-Fruit-Trees

Gratitude and love,

Tracey Quezada
Producer, Writer, Director

Prevent, Aware, Change

It doesn’t end with sensationalized stories of children being sexually abused in locker rooms and churches. Stories like these should push us to educate our children about inappropriate touching and grooming. Child sexual abuse is not just happening in locker rooms and churches but in many living rooms and bedrooms across the nation. Ninety three percent of abusers are people children know and trust. It may be uncomfortable to discuss sexual abuse with your child but they are counting on you to educate them. I was back home for the holidays and my nephew asked me a few questions about the film. He is well informed about the work my team and I are doing to end child sexual abuse. His mother openly discusses the film with him and educates him about inappropriate touching and the sexual abuse of children. My nephew just turned 8 and he asked me , “Tracey why aren’t adults helping, this is so horrible and adults are supposed to help kids, can’t anybody do anything to stop this?” I told him about the many people in the film who are in the movement to end child sexual abuse and it takes parents, aunties, community and teachers to prevent sexual abuse. He was simply shocked that CSA is so prevalent and people are not dropping everything they are doing right now to prevent, educate and end child sexual abuse. Children are resilient and are very capable of having an open discussion about sexual abuse.

There are simple things people can do to bring prevention and awareness in their homes and communities:

• Talk to your child about inappropriate touching and grooming.

• Push for education about CSA at your child’s school.

• Question when an adult wants to be with your child one on one. There should always be at least two adults and two children present.

• Look for signs in your child like insomnia or if you notice their grades falling behind at school. Any extreme change in their personality or mood.

I hope you will join our team in ending child sexual abuse. Please make your donation of $10 today to help us complete the film and bring it to high schools, youth centers, churches and millions of homes across the nation.  Click here to watch the work in progress and make your donation: http://www.indiegogo.com/You-and-Me-and-the-Fruit-Trees?a=24817

Tracey Quezada
Producer, Writer, Director