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  • 1 in 5 girls (20%), and 1 in 10 boys (10%) are sexually abused or assaulted before age 18.

  • 18% of children are physically injured due to discipline before they turn 18.

  • 10% of children are bullied on a regular basis.

  • Sexual abuse/assault and physical abuse occur in every culture and neighborhood - although many people believe “it can’t happen to their family.”
     

Child Abuse Prevention Education (CAPE) Initiatives provide research-centric educational content designed to significantly reduce incidences of child victim interpersonal violence through prevention and increased reporting.

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The Charleston Initiative

We wish to create a world where every school system has the right tools to ensure every child is protected, healthy, happy and loved.   Our mission is to provide comprehensive, affordable child abuse prevention pre-packaged programs 
for school ecosystems offered in Charleston, S.C. and shared worldwide.  Our emphasis is on testing results that meet the principles of scientific integrity.  We work to define what is the best portfolio of program(s) to maximize awareness, trust, and positive behavioral change.

Dee Norton Child Advocacy Center leads the effort to provide this training to Charleston schools, with Porter-Gaud testing curriculum and providing active feedback.

Steering Committee for Porter-Gaud Program

DuBose Egleston, Porter-Gaud Head of School
Jamie Tozzi, Porter-Gaud Board Member 
Carole Campbell Swiecicki, Dee Norton Child Advocacy Center

John Ferguson, Dee Norton Board Member
Susan Rieder, Porter-Gaud Class of 1983
Fran Ridgell, Porter-Gaud Upper School Counselor

Advisors for CAPE Program

Stafford Green, Porter-Gaud Class of 1983, Founder CAPE

Luther Reynolds, Charleston, S.C. City Police Chief 

Alyssa Rheingold, PhD. MUSC

Darrell Morris, Charleston County DSS Interim Director

Debbie Herring-Lash,  Charleston Asst. Solicitor 

Macy Adams, Dee Norton Child Advocacy Center

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The Innovation Initiative

We leverage child advocacy research, leading-edge technology, music, and story-telling innovations to build impactful programs.  Our Child Abuse Prevention Education Labs  (CAPELABS) is to reduce all forms of child abuse, including sexual abuse, by creating and distributing educational, positive and innovative content and materials.   

Our innovation "lab" focuses on high-impact, short, key messages to prevent abuse.  Our CAPELABS program content is free to any school or organization.

Our current program, KNOWYMYTHREE, is powered by certified child experts and the Porter-Gaud School family of students, alumni, teachers, and administrators. 
 

KNOWMYTHREE is built within the Porter-Gaud student community service for developing, producing, and distributing promotional materials.   Our 2022 goal is to reach the majority of middle school 5th-grade students in the Charleston County area with the material to recognize abuse and who in their lives are “safe adults” to ask for help.    Note: CAPE has zero administrative cost as we are all volunteers.   We accept donations through the Porter-Gaud Foundation Restricted "CAPE Initiative" program.

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Co-Founders of KNOWMYTHREE Program

Mia Helman, Porter-Gaud Class of 2022

Stafford Green, Porter-Gaud Class of 1983

KNOWMYTHREE Key Team Members

DuBose Egleston, Porter-Gaud Head of School

Amy Flynn, Porter-Gaud Science Teacher

Jen Lorenz, Porter-Gaud Director of Strategic Communications

Kathryn Sherrod, Porter-Gaud Director of Annual and Major Giving

Craig Stewart, Ex. Director of the Porter-Gaud Foundation

Dr. Carole Swiecicki Ph.D. , Psychologist and Trauma Expert

Founder of CAPELABS

Stafford Green, Porter-Gaud alum 1983

CAPELABS Advisory Team

Denzyl Feigelson, Apple Computer (Music)

Josh Grier, Chief Operating Officer, Ember Lab  (Gaming)

Mark H. Moreland, VP, The Coca-Cola Company, (Strategy)

Liv Bishop, Liv Bishop Designs  (Designer)Mia Helman, Student

Dr. Carole Swiecicki Ph.D. , Psychologist and Trauma Expert

Christopher Travers, Entrepreneur, Atlanta Ventures (Web)


 

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