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Silent Tears, a public-private partnership who’s mission is to Give a Voice to Child Sexual Abuse, was launched in 2013 by Greenville, South Carolina residents and Philanthropists, Lisa and Bob Castellani. Few have ever given thought to the tremendous impact child sexual abuse has on the economy and social fabric of our society. Child sexual abuse is at the root of many societal problems. If we examine each of the common individual consequences of child sexual abuse in light of the prevalence rate, we can see how child sexual abuse has ramifications for each and every one of us.Silent Tears, was established to ensure that each segment of this generational problem was thoroughly and systematically examined, assessed and measured. The compilation of fact-based research, coupled with expert examination and assessment, will lead to necessary changes in our legislative, judicial and social areas of our society. Full ReportExecutive SummaryAccountability...Read More
Dozens of people, including two classes of elementary school children, joined S.C. Attorney General Alan Wilson on April 28, 2015, in observance of Children’s Advocacy Day. "We must be ever vigilant to protect the lives of our precious children," Wilson told the crowd gathered in the Rotunda of the S.C. Statehouse. Wilson was joined at the podium by Kim Hamm, executive director of the S.C. Children’s Advocacy Network; state Sen. Mike Fair and state Reps. Shannon Erickson and Mandy Powers Norrell. S.C. Network of Children’s Advocacy Centers and Silent Tears sponsored the event, which included an ice cream social for the students and legislators immediately following the news conference. Four television news crews covered the event.
Silent Tears spread its message to attorneys general from across the country in June 2014.
The Silent Tears team traveled to Mackinac Island, Mich., for the National Association of Attorneys General summer meeting, where it unveiled a report entitled, “The View from the Trenches: Recommendations for Improving South Carolina’s Response to Child Sexual Abuse Based on Insights from Frontline Child Protection Professionals.”
The report – the result of a year of research conducted by Victor Vieth of the National Child Protection Training Center – identified training and coordination as being key to combating child sexual abuse.Read More