CHICAGO, April 2, 2018 – In recognition of National Child Abuse Prevention Month this April, newly founded nonprofit, Parents Against Child Sex Abuse (P.A.X.A.), is raising its voice to save children from sexual abuse and empower parents to act locally to prevent sexual abuse in their community. P.A.X.A., founded by parents, for parents, believes parental awareness and involvement is the key to reducing and eliminating abuse.
“Child sexual abuse is a reality and it’s prevalent,” says P.A.X.A. co-founder David Haigh. “There’s a social aversion to discussing such a painful topic, a culture of silence that predators depend on.”
“This is why we are issuing a wake-up call to parents, who are the first line of defense again child sexual abuse,” says P.A.X.A. co-founder Tania Haigh. “It’s obvious due to recent public cases of child sex abuse, that parents need more education and awareness on the topic to help protect our children.”
P.A.X.A. was founded to address the following oft-repeated statistics: one in three girls and one in five boys are sexually abused by the time they're 18, and in over 90 percent of circumstances, the child is being sexually abused by someone they know. The organization offers an in-depth INFO CENTER on its website, at www.paxa.online, which helps illustrate the extent of the issue, as well as provide actionable tips for parents and community members to prevent and uncover child sex abuse.
As part of National Child Abuse Prevention Month, P.A.X.A. is accepting donations in support of its mission. All donations to P.A.X.A. will go directly to educational materials; website development and maintenance; social media content and developing programs to support the P.A.X.A. mission. For more information on how to donate, visit www.paxa.online/donate.
About P.A.X.A. (Parents Against Child Sex Abuse)
P.A.X.A.’s mission is to help parents save their children from sexual abuse through prevention, uncovering and healing. The P.A.X.A board is made of up of mix of parents; some who uncovered that sex abuse was happening to their child; others that are survivors of child sex abuse themselves; and supporters who want to do everything in their power to protect their children and other children. For more information, visit www.paxa.online. P.A.X.A. is recognized as a public charity under Internal Revenue code section 509(a) and has a 501(c)(3) status.