Post Penn State: Strategies for Ending Child Sexual Abuse

Tuesday, April 24, 2012 -
2:45pm to 5:00pm EDT
Philanthropy New York, 79 Fifth Ave., 4th floor, NYC
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In the wake of the Penn State child sexual abuse case, the issue of child sexual abuse has entered the national spotlight like never before. A wave of legislative activity has followed this story—and with 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys sexually abused before the age of 18, child sexual abuse remains a national epidemic that impacts communities everywhere. It crosses the boundaries of race, class, and gender, and is also linked to a host of intractable social issues, including substance abuse, eating disorders, HIV infection, mental health, homelessness, and incarceration. In the face of all this, funders are often left asking what can be done to effectively address these problems.
Preventing child sexual abuse is one of the most strategic actions that can be taken to create safer and stronger communities. Join presenters as they share lessons learned and examine the ways in which this issue connects to your own funding priorities.


  • What funder colleagues are doing to prevent child sexual abuse in New York and across the  country.
  • Promising strategies in the field—including federal policy advocacy, statewide campaigns, faith organizing, and arts activism—and their impact on communities.
  • How child sexual abuse is linked to numerous intractable social issues.
A Philanthropy New York Members Briefing co-sponsored by the NoVo Foundation, Ms. Foundation for Women, Frank and Ruth E. Caruso Foundation, the Ittleson Foundation, and Philanthropy New York Funders of Women and Girls.  



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