The mission of The Fiona Project is to use music to:
The reason parents don’t know how to protect their children from child sexual abuse is because no one wants to talk about it. Most people think they don’t know anyone CSA has affected, so they don’t believe it will ever happen to their child. However this belief is dangerously inaccurate. At a minimum, 1 out of every 10 children they know has experienced sexual abuse. That means one of their child’s friends has been or is being abused. Period. The statistics don’t lie.
As liberal as our culture is in many ways, talking about sex or sexual things is not within that scope. And no one wants to says the phrase “child sexual abuse”. That’s just way too over-the-top.
This has to change.
We MUST break down the walls of taboo that are keeping our families from teaching our children body safety awareness and the right to say no to unwanted touch, and from learning simple prevention strategies themselves that they can implement in their everyday life. We must get as comfortable with the topic of child sexual abuse as we are with talking about breast cancer. What once was tenuous ground MUST become easy conversation with known factors in order to prevent this terrible epidemic from repeating.
We MUST also become comfortable and educated with the subject of child sexual abuse for our survivors as well, so they can heal. Keeping this topic taboo is the antithesis of what will bring healing to the masses who have survived this hurtful and sometimes terrifying ordeal.
Fiona is intended to bring the travesty and proliferation of child sexual abuse to light through the popularity of music-video. We want watchers to “wake up and smell the thorns”, while at the same time helping survivors know they are not alone and help is available.
Child sexual abuse happens… a lot! And it’s absolutely devastating. Even for those who don’t remember until years into their adulthood, the side-effects are deeply-ingrained, long-lasting and easily recognizable throughout their lives.
However, the message of the Fiona video is that healing is possible. Life can be safe, peaceful and whole– even after abuse. Finding a good support group, reading other survivors’ stories and books on healing, seeing a therapist or using other alternative healing methods can provide the backbone needed for creating a healthier, happier life.
*For a list of resources for survivors, including books, support programs, recommended practitioners and program partners, please visit our Get Help page.
Not all concerts follow the same format, however when possible, our events aim to:
It is our intention to raise $1 MILLION or more through The Fiona Project to help qualifying organizations fulfill their mission of empowering our youth to disclose child sexual abuse and adults to protect their children from sexual predators.
Funds collected will be distributed to child sexual abuse charities throughout the United States and Canada. These charities will provide families and care providers strategies and tools for:
They will also provide support groups, healing retreats and programs, workshops, personal empowerment tools, and other resources for survivors.
To meet our mission and objectives though, we need your help.