Silent Tears Findings: May 28, 2013 - Greenville County Council Chambers - 11:00 AM

U.S. Senator Tim Scott, Congressman Trey Gowdy, acclaimed expert Victor Vieth, and Bob & Lisa Castellani present the Silent Tears findings compiled from 600 Child Protection Professionals

Silent Tears Launch Video

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Haley Says She Was Abused As Child By Care Provider

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Memorandum to National Association of Attorney Generals

Silent Tears Initiative: Giving a Voice to Child Sexual Abuse – June 17, 2013

Dear General:

The Silent Tears Initiative: Giving a Voice to Child Sexual Abuse is a private-public partnership, initiated and commissioned by business owners and philanthropists Lisa and Bob Castellani of Greenville, South Carolina. Offering a holistic approach, Silent Tears brings together stakeholders from the judicial, legislative, law enforcement, business, education, health care and faith-based communities to address the pervasive problem of Child Sexual Abuse (CSA) in the United States. Over the course of one year, Victor Vieth, Executive Director of the National Child Protection Training Center (NCPTC), conducted a series of comprehensive interviews and surveys with over 600 child protection professionals in the state and produced a 339-page report of the status of CSA in South Carolina and recommendations to strengthen how the state addresses the issue. The goal of this extensive effort was to construct a model that would be replicable throughout the country, modifiable to meet unique state needs and budgetary concerns and based on private-public partnerships.

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