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The Family and Friends Fighting Against Child Sexual Assault (the ‘FACSA Foundation’) is pleased to announce the upcoming nationwide online INXPO that that will address the many issues and needs evolving around sexual assault. Similiar to a physical exposition, the INXPO will have an assortment of sponsor booths, speakers, organizations, advocates, supporters, and attendees all connected via the Internet. The FACSA expo is scheduled for March 20th through March 21st, 2012.
The event is anticipated to be a catalyst for changing the social stigma of child sexual assault; by uniting organizations dedicated to assisting at risk or victimized individuals of all ages and genders in a personal, easy to access format; by conducting research to implement in developing new state of the art programs; using the research to change public policies; and teaching advocacy and prevention across the nation with the highly anticiapted Holocaust of Innocence Tour.
Connie Lee, the Founder and President of FACSA commented, “We anticipate 5000 attendees for the first event, but the attendance will increase as it is more publicized. The FACSA Foundation is asking sexual assault organizations from across the nation to submit 3-5 minute videos of their organizational mission and services, with downloadable links for your virtual business cards, flyers, and brochures for their virtual booths; as well as submit art, music, poetry, crafts, wood work, metal art, and personal stories. On the day of the live event, attendees will be able to view the virtual live event from your computer and see organizations publicized on a national and global platform, speakers, sponsor booths, games, live Q & A chat with organizational members, and a virtual lounge to meet other attendees and participants, including organizations from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Nigeria, Russia, Pakistan, the United Kingdom and several nation’s located in Africa. Some speakers, from the EXPO, will join us in a nationwide speaking tour advocating prevention of sexual assault.”
Connie Lee further commented, “We are gathering the knowledge and resources for anyone to view 24/7, 365 days a year. We will also be gathering current statistics on how sexual assault is affecting our communities across the nation, socially and economically. Currently statistics indicate the direct cost of sexual assault in America costs taxpayers 24.3 billion in direct cost and 69.7 in indirect costs. We believe this is incorrect because 90% of victims do not tell of the crime committed against them due to fear,shame, concern of losing their family, or the perpetrator is someone they love. The staggering cost affects our states, corporations, businesses, educational systems, welfare systems, mental health systems, and criminal justice systems; and why this program format is so important to the development of our nations and childrens future.”
The FASCA Foundation has created a visual representation of the effects of child sexual assault titled the Holocaust of Innocence Wall for survivors to share their experience and place memorabilia, pictures, words, art, etc. on the wall, as we travel across the nation on the Holocaust of Innocence Tour, (http://theholocuastofinnocence.blogspot.com/). Interested parties who desire to share their pictures, art, and word representation can email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or mail physical copies to the FACSA Foundation.
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 attorneys, counselors, support group, guidance, and what each family needs for their case. The FACSA Foundation also educates the community on prevention of child sexual assault, through our programs such as the Good Touch/Bad Touch Program from ChildHelp USA; Kids Safe ID Kits from the National Exploited Childrens 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.