Stop Educator Sexual Abuse Misconduct & Exploitation (S.E.S.A.M.E., Inc)

A nonprofit organization

$1,831 raised by 22 donors

Help Keep Children Safe in School!

S.E.S.A.M.E. (Stop Educator Sexual Abuse, Misconduct & Exploitation) is a non-profit organization established in 1996, to provide much needed support to victims/survivors, their families and professionals involved in educator sexual abuse/misconduct cases. Today, S.E.S.A.M.E. is the leading national voice for the prevention of sexual exploitation, abuse, and harassment of students by teachers and school staff. Our organization works toward the following goals:

INCREASE public awareness,

FOSTER survivor recovery

ENCOURAGE proper reporting

CHAMPION legislative solutions

ASSERT educator standards of conduct

Examples of S.E.S.A.M.E.’s recent work includes:

• Supporting countless victims: Survivor Stories

• Media coverage: Newsroom

• Supporting Federal Legislation: “Prohibition of Aiding and Abetting Sexual Abuse in Schools”

• Supporting Pennsylvania's S.E.S.A.M.E. Bill, to end "passing the trash" and its adoption in Nevada. Legislation Models

An estimated 10% of K-12 students (4.5 million) will experience school employee sexual misconduct during their school career (Shakeshaft, 2004). Victims of sexual abuse suffer serious psychological, physical, academic, and behavioral issues that can last a lifetime. Students are susceptible to school employee sexual abuse because school employees have power over their grades, discipline, recommendations, and playing time, due to the following factors: authoritative roles, age differential, and community trust. One child sexual predator can have as many as 73 victims in their lifetime (GAO, 2010). 

S.E.S.A.M.E. cares about keeping children safe in school because it is their right to learn in an enviroment free from harassment, sexual violence and discrimination. "Children are our future; teach them well and let them lead the way." The Greatest Love of All, sung by Whitney Houston 


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Stop Educator Sexual Abuse Misconduct & Exploitation (S.E.S.A.M.E., Inc)

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