“Our donation is grounded in the shared belief that nothing is more important than the safety of our children,” says Andrew Fanelli, President of Northwood Asset Management Group. “While many people turn away from this sensitive subject, we embrace it with the belief that we can do something to prevent it. It is our collective responsibility to ensure the safety of our kids and help to end child sexual abuse.”
Reports indicate that approximately 10% of child victims actually report sexual abuse and 93% of victims know their abuser. Stop Abuse is a non-profit organization that provides essential safety information regarding child sexual abuse. Using a green marionette named Simon, Stop Abuse created a four-part comprehensive program called “Simon Says Just Say.” Simon teaches children about sexual abuse in a gentle, non-threatening environment. Through education, detection, and referral, the program teaches children in Kindergarten through Fifth Grade strategies to protect themselves. The Stop Abuse program educates and empowers kids to speak up and speak out if they are being touched or approached in a way that makes them feel uncomfortable.
“Stop Abuse recognizes that child sexual victimization is a societal problem. With approximately 43 million survivors in the USA, child sexual abuse is a widespread health epidemic, yet it is talked about the least,” says Regina Marscheider, Director of Stop Abuse Powered by Spectrum Puppets. “The need for a solution to this ‘silent epidemic’ is great and we are thankful for Northwood Asset Management Group’s donation which will help us spread awareness and advocacy to prevent the silent suffering of our children.”
Stop Abuse brings awareness and attention to this epidemic and makes a direct impact on the lives of vulnerable children. For more information about Stop Abuse or to make a donation, visit stopabuse.com.
About Stop Abuse
Formed in 1986, Stop Abuseworks to prevent child sexual abuse through education, detection, and referral. The organization raises public awareness through media engagements, community events, informal campaigns, educational programs, and legislative action.
About Northwood Asset Management Group
Located in Buffalo, NY, Northwood Asset Management Groupis a nationally licensed third-party debt collection company that strives to deliver professional and reliable debt recovery solutions that assist consumers and creditors with achieving a favorable resolution. The company is committed to delivering services with professionalism, respect, and complete compliance.