RAISE Symposium

On Friday, November 8, more than 130 professionals and community members joined us for our fall symposium, “Breaking the silence: A call to address child sexual abuse in African-American communities.” Speakers Merri Dee, Robin D. Stone and Pastor Corey B. Brooks encouraged participants to break the silence around abuse, sharing strategies to tailor prevention messaging to parents, teachers, coaches and others.

The symposium was hosted by our RAISE coalition, which aims to understand the dynamics of sexual abuse in African-American communities and families, and to address barriers mental health services for victims. Learn more about RAISE.