PartnerSPEAK is creating a peer support forum for partners of online child sex offenders
10

patrons

$79
per month
(Source: Sydney Morning Herald, Oct 8, 2016)

Partners of online sex offenders can be the first to detect and report child abuse.

Right now partners are not supported in their quest for justice for abused children.

They are disbelieved, judged, blamed and stigmatised, which as well as compounding the trauma experienced by partners, enables more child sexual abuse to continue unchecked.

Finding out that your partner is involved with child abuse material is enough to cause many people to experience PTSDMany lose their jobs or homes, and some are worried about losing their children because of the offender's actions.

PartnerSPEAK is a multi-faceted organisation supporting traumatised partners in crisis, speaking-out about child sexual abuse, advocating, lobbying, educating, and fundraising.

We need a paid staff member at the helm of this complex organisation.  

PartnerSPEAK is the only support service for partners of online child sex offenders in Australia.

Every day a child sex exploitation story will hit the news, and in most instances, another partner will be wrongfully wrapped-up in the crime.
Australian Federal Police investigated 11,000 child sex exploitation cases in 2015.

For only $1 a month you can let traumatised partners know that they are not alone.

PartnerSPEAK hosts a moderated peer support forum. Evidence shows peer support, from people going through a similar experience, is instrumental in redressing shame and blame and facilitating healing.

We provide support to individuals and lobby institutions for partners to be supported in other meaningful ways. Through our advocacy, things are changing.

PartnerSPEAK a small group of affected partners and key professionals in related fields.

We're all volunteering our time and resources to make things better in Australia.

PartnerSPEAK has been driven by partners who have experienced this trauma. If you want to be part of a society that doesn’t further traumatise innocent people who are in crisis: take a stand, support this campaign, and join PartnerSPEAK, so it is not solely the responsibility of people who have found themselves in this situation to bring about change.

We are doggedly working beyond our capabilities, but we need to grow.
Every day we are contacted by new partners. We are at a point where there is not enough time to do advocacy work AND support each new partner.

But it's too much. And we need your help.

We cannot make this compromise. Partners need the support sadly only we can currently facilitate, but Australia needs to be guided to a better place of recognising the effect on non-offending partners and their children.

Help us hire someone for a couple of days a week, so that we can do the work that we need to do.
Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
3 patrons
It only takes $1 a month to let a partner who may have been abandoned by her friends and family know that she is not alone.
Pledge $5 or more per month
4 patrons
Become a voting member of PartnerSPEAK and shape the direction of our work. And, receive quarterly updates on our impact. Come along to our AGM and hear expert guest speakers and meet our board and founder.
Pledge $10 or more per month
1 patron
Make this happen. It will take only 10 people pledging $10 a month to get us to our first goal:
Making sure our peer support volunteers receive professional debriefing from a qualified counsellor.
Pledge $25 or more per month
0 patrons
This is what traumatised partners have been asking us for: to meet other affected partners face-to-face in a facilitated safe setting, to share experiences and begin to heal.

It will take only 20 people pledging $25 a month to make this happen.
Pledge $50 or more per month
2 patrons
Partners of online sex offenders can be the first person to detect and report child abuse. Right now partners are not supported in their quest for justice for abused children. They are disbelieved, judged, blamed and stigmatised, which enables more abuse to continue unchecked.

PartnerSPEAK is a multi-faceted organisation supporting traumatised partners in crisis, speaking-out about child sexual abuse, advocating, lobbying, educating, and fundraising.

We need a paid staff member at the helm of this complex organisation.

It will take less than 100 pledges for us to be able to appoint this professional who will ensure our work can continue.

This has been a dream for over 10 years; thank you for making it happen.
Pledge $85 or more per month
0 patrons
Let partners of online child sex offenders know that you are commited to supporting them. Become a sponsor of PartnerSPEAK and have your logo and details prominently displayed on our website.
Goals
$79 of $100 per month
Enable us to engage a professional counselling service to provide supervision and debriefing to our volunteer peer supporters any time they need backup or are exposed to a story that causes them distress.
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(Source: Sydney Morning Herald, Oct 8, 2016)

Partners of online sex offenders can be the first to detect and report child abuse.

Right now partners are not supported in their quest for justice for abused children.

They are disbelieved, judged, blamed and stigmatised, which as well as compounding the trauma experienced by partners, enables more child sexual abuse to continue unchecked.

Finding out that your partner is involved with child abuse material is enough to cause many people to experience PTSDMany lose their jobs or homes, and some are worried about losing their children because of the offender's actions.

PartnerSPEAK is a multi-faceted organisation supporting traumatised partners in crisis, speaking-out about child sexual abuse, advocating, lobbying, educating, and fundraising.

We need a paid staff member at the helm of this complex organisation.  

PartnerSPEAK is the only support service for partners of online child sex offenders in Australia.

Every day a child sex exploitation story will hit the news, and in most instances, another partner will be wrongfully wrapped-up in the crime.
Australian Federal Police investigated 11,000 child sex exploitation cases in 2015.

For only $1 a month you can let traumatised partners know that they are not alone.

PartnerSPEAK hosts a moderated peer support forum. Evidence shows peer support, from people going through a similar experience, is instrumental in redressing shame and blame and facilitating healing.

We provide support to individuals and lobby institutions for partners to be supported in other meaningful ways. Through our advocacy, things are changing.

PartnerSPEAK a small group of affected partners and key professionals in related fields.

We're all volunteering our time and resources to make things better in Australia.

PartnerSPEAK has been driven by partners who have experienced this trauma. If you want to be part of a society that doesn’t further traumatise innocent people who are in crisis: take a stand, support this campaign, and join PartnerSPEAK, so it is not solely the responsibility of people who have found themselves in this situation to bring about change.

We are doggedly working beyond our capabilities, but we need to grow.
Every day we are contacted by new partners. We are at a point where there is not enough time to do advocacy work AND support each new partner.

But it's too much. And we need your help.

We cannot make this compromise. Partners need the support sadly only we can currently facilitate, but Australia needs to be guided to a better place of recognising the effect on non-offending partners and their children.

Help us hire someone for a couple of days a week, so that we can do the work that we need to do.

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This is what traumatised partners have been asking us for: to meet other affected partners face-to-face in a facilitated safe setting, to share experiences and begin to heal.

It will take only 20 people pledging $25 a month to make this happen.
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Partners of online sex offenders can be the first person to detect and report child abuse. Right now partners are not supported in their quest for justice for abused children. They are disbelieved, judged, blamed and stigmatised, which enables more abuse to continue unchecked.

PartnerSPEAK is a multi-faceted organisation supporting traumatised partners in crisis, speaking-out about child sexual abuse, advocating, lobbying, educating, and fundraising.

We need a paid staff member at the helm of this complex organisation.

It will take less than 100 pledges for us to be able to appoint this professional who will ensure our work can continue.

This has been a dream for over 10 years; thank you for making it happen.
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