GETTING HELP: TEENAGERSIf you are a teenager, and have been abused, tell a trusted adult about the abuse. If they don't do anything, tell someone else. There are some books that you may also want to read and other information you may want to get. The important thing to remember is that YOU DO NOT HAVE TO GO THROUGH THIS ALONE. You may also want to get some help in talking about anything that is troubling you. A trusted parent or school counselor or other adult can help you find someone to talk to.
Stop the Silence has a program for teen girls and is developing a program for boys. Both programs are currently in Maryland. The program for girls is for any teen girl, not only survivors of child sexual abuse. The program is called Queendom T.E.A. (the Etiquette Academy). If you are between the ages of 11 and 19 years, we can help you build self-confidence, develop etiquette knowledge, and give back to your community through fun community projects. At the end of the year-long program (you'll meet 2 times per week), you'll take part in a crowning and sashing ceremony (pics coming soon) where the community gets to participate in a pageant type of program.
Queendom T.E.A. is headed by LaQuisha Hall, Baltimore City school teacher, Mrs. Maryland Galaxy 2009, Stop the Silence International Spokesperson, and survivor of child sexual abuse. LaQuisha reaches out to girls through schools and other programs.