Hope for the Future Story Submission Form
Taking the Silence Out of Child Sexual Abuse
Child sexual abuse is surprisingly common, but rarely discussed. By openly addressing the issue, we can help create a safe community where childhood victims can become shameless adult survivors.
How it began:
Hope for the Future was originally named, “Shh is for Shameless” and was created by NYU alumna, Belinda Rodriguez in conjunction with the Health Promotion Office. It is about reclaiming the “shh” of being silent to being shameless! No child asks to be sexually abused. It is never the child’s fault.
Together, we can make NYU a place where survivors of child sexual abuse feel that they have support, hear each other's stories, can see that they have allies, and where they feel safe to acknowledge their abuse and heal or continue to heal.
We invite both survivors to share their stories in the spirit of healing and awareness by using this submission form, emailing submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org, or submitting stories to the physical story box located in the Health Promotion Office at 726 Broadway, Suite 344.
Thank you for your submission. To get involved with this year's Gender Violence Awareness Week, please go to www.nyu.edu/shc and click Programs and Events to see the full calendar. If you have any questions, concerns, or would like to change your answer to any of the questions on this form, please email Health Promotion Specialist, Ri Marchessault, at email@example.com.
If you would like to process your experience with writing your story or would like additional support for your healing you can call the Wellness Exchange 24/7 at 212-443-9999 or walk-in to speak with a counselor in person at the Student Health Center, Room 402.