What if I told you 1-in-4 girls and 1-and-7 boys have been victims of sexual abuse before they turned 18? What would you do with that information? That’s a heavy number to process, whether you’re a survivor, a parent or a caregiver.
Our Kids’ mission is to end the stigma, shame and suffering related to child sexual abuse, both for survivors and caregivers.
Founded in 1987, Our Kids provides expert medical care, crisis counseling and compassionate response for children and families struggling with the issue of child sexual abuse. Our Kids’ multi-disciplinary team is on call 24/7 so every child and family in Middle Tennessee who needs services receives them. This starts with medical care to ensure the child is healthy and free of infection and injury, but services also include support for caregivers and collection of forensic evidence for use in expert testimony.
This organization is the perfect Design-a-thon Nashville partner for the 2017 theme of Voice for Nashville Content Week. Our Kids is dedicated to giving voice to an issue that affects a staggering amount of our community. We are looking for volunteers to join us on April 14.
Within the clinic, Our Kids allows survivors and caregivers to have their voices heard in a safe, private environment.
At Design-a-thon, volunteers will work with Our Kids to create a campaign to empower adult survivors to give voice to their stories and to equip the community to use its voice to protect children.
Design-a-thon Nashville will be on Saturday, April 14, at Advent at 2316 Cruzen St., Nashville. The 12-hour event runs from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., but we ask volunteers to begin arriving between 8-9 to set up computers and meet the team.
We are looking for volunteers in the following areas to join us:
• Web Development
• Graphic Design
• Content Strategy
• Social Media Strategy
• Social Copywriting
• Social Advertising
• Video Editing