National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse

National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse

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Outreach for
Young Survivors
EDITOR'S NOTE: NAASCA is not licensed to work directly with children, but it's a big part of our mission to educate those who DO come in contact with kids, community members like parents, teachers, law enforcement, councilors, ministers, etc. We're also heavily engaged with offering services, tools, help and resources to all adults, folks who are 18 and older. These survivors we deal with directly as possible, and we welcome all of them to the NAASCA family.
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Outreach to young men and women adult survivors
  Outreach for Young Survivors

by Bill Murray

Unfortunately, the average time for an adult survivor to begin a healing journey is when he / she is their early 40s.

NAASCA wants to reach the young adult survivor, saving them decades of suffering in silence, and we now have a plan to do so.

We're delighted to present Tori De Las Casas (21 years old) from Louisiana, who'll lead our new 'Outreach to Young Adult Survivors' program!

Tori can be reached by email at: toridlc96@gmail.com, and you can hear her tell her story on our talk radio show: Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1625

Outreach for Young Survivors

More about Tori:

NAASCA family member Tori De Las Casas is currently a 21 year old college student in Louisiana. She's taking on the role of a NAASCA volunteer family member by doing Outreach to Young Adult survivors (adults in their 20's and early 30s), a group we're sensitive about needing to reach.

Tori's the perfect person to coordinate these efforts, and she'll start by running NAASCA's new Instagram account (@NAASCAinsta) as well as taking over our Twitter account (@NAASCAofficial), two tools that are commonly used by young people.

Tori was born in California and moved to Louisiana around 5 or 6. "My parents divorced not too long after. One thing led to another and we ended up moving in with my step father," she says. "He molested me for a large period of time somewhere between the ages of 10 and 13."

Even though he confessed her mother let him stay around. "I faced a large amount of emotional and verbal abuse while growing up. I remember bits and pieces, but large blocks of time are absent from my memory."

Now she's had break through. "Recently, I was formally diagnosed with PTSD after a 5-day hospital stay. I filed charges against my parents as I began to realize the severity of the situation. I was still being subjected to emotional, verbal and, now, financial abuse."

We're glad Tori's engaging with NAASCA, where she'll never be along again, a day at a time.

"I cut off contact with them and began the process of recovery. It is rough, but I hope to one day be free of all ties with them. I want to prove to myself that I am nothing like them and that I am better off without them."

Tori's off to a great start!

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Tori can be reached by email at: toridlc96@gmail.com

You can hear her tell her story here: Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1625
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