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The child depicted above is a volunteer model and not an actual victim. We are gratful for her participation and we thank her parents who gave us permission to use her picture.

 

W&A

MISSION

 

Word and Action, Inc. (W&A) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that aims to prevent and/or decrease the occurrence of child sexual abuse in our community.​ W&A promotes a culturally-based approach to child sexual abuse prevention and treatment. W&A expands its partnership and network nationally and internationally. 

STRENGTHENING

THE

FAMILY

 

Present a culturally-based approach to sexual abuse prevention. Word and Action has developed a unique program, Strengthening the Family, aims to prevent and/or decrease the occurrence of sexual abuse in our community.  

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W&A

VISION & VALUES

 

W&A is dedicated to respecting, honoring, protecting, and healing the children and families we serve.

 

The children and family that benefit from our services learn safety measures against sexual predators. Also, they learn how to cope with the trauma related to child sexual abuse.

 

The victims' relatives are not only educated about the signs and symptoms of child sexual abuse, but also the most effective ways to protect their children.

 

 

On November 11, 2016 a Word and Action (W&A) team travelled to Port-Salut, Southern Haiti for a preliminary assessment trip. The main purpose of this trip was to explore ways to organize our upcoming Humanitarian/ Healthcare trip while bringing needed relief to the people who have been affected by hurricane Mathew. This plan falls within the W&A Haiti Relief Efforts of 2016 that was launched the day after hurricane Matthew devastated the southern region of Haiti.  - Read full report

What is Child Sexual Abuse?

Child Sexual Abuse is defined as any and all sexual contact between an adult and a child. This includes physical acts such as: fondling, inappropriate touching, rape or attempted rape, or using a child to create pornography. Sexual abuse acts can also be nonphysical. For example, incident exposure, talk about sex designed to chock a child, or allowing a child to watch or hear sexual acts or materials. Sexual contact between two juveniles can also be abusive if there is a significant different in age, development size. Sexual abuse involves a sexual activity with a child where consent is not or cannot be given.

  • Sexually abused children who keep it a secret or who “tell” and are nor believed may be at greater risk than the general population for psychological, emotional, social, and physical problems often lasting into adulthood.

  • More than 90% of children who are sexually abused know their abusers. This means fewer than 10% of abusers are strangers.

  • Sexually abused children who keep it a secret or who “tell” and are nor believed may be at greater risk than the general population for psychological, emotional, social, and physical problems often lasting into adulthood.

  • People who abuse children look and act just like everyone else. In fact, they often go out of their way to appear trustworthy to gain access to children.

THE CHILDREN NEED YOUR HELP NOW

​© 2015 WORD AND ACTION, INC. All Rights Reserved - 1516 E. Colonial Dr., Suite 305, Orlando, FL 32803 - info@wordandaction.org - Last update: Jan 2019

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