Cockeysville, MD, June 04, 2013 - The Race Against Abuse of Children Everywhere (RAACE) is on! Their exciting new website and a new RAACE Hero Program will help concerned parents, businesses, schools, daycare providers and citizens everywhere take on this silent epidemic. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, RAACE seeks to eliminate sexual child abuse before it happens. Its mission is to raise public awareness and provide tools to help families protect children - in their family, in their community, and all over the world!
Brad Brickel, Jr., executive director of RAACE, exclaims, “The culmination of five years of planning and design has been poured into our RAACE Hero Program. Over 90% of child sexual abuse happens from someone your child knows and trust! That’s why our program gives people a quick and easy way to educate your core circle of trust. We urge people to take the time to prevent child sexual abuse and become a RAACE Hero at www.RAACEHero.org.”
One in three girls and one in seven boys are sexually abused before age 18. The devastating emotional effects of abuse persist long after childhood, however, and often last a lifetime. Research shows that individuals who were abused as a child are more likely to abuse drugs and alcohol, suffer from low self-esteem and depression, and have an increased tendency to commit crime and violence.
The new RAACE Hero Program lets citizens be a super hero without having to wear a cape or have any special powers other than the knowledge that the power to protect children from abuse rests within all of us. Its goals are to educate people to be aware and speak up - keeping kids safe by having adults establish and maintain open, age-appropriate communication with children and the adults within their circle of trust.
Join RAACE by becoming a RAACE Hero and inviting those within your child's circle of trust to join in the fight and prevention of child sexual abuse! Log on to: RAACEHero.org today!
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