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About TAALK

TAALK is a US-based, federally approved 501©(3) non-profit organization with a core belief that child sexual abuse is predictable and preventable when we surround children with knowledgeable and outspoken adults, and we all play a part in the solution. TAALK is an acronym for Talk About Abuse to Liberate Kids. The TAALK dream is to eliminate child sexual abuse in communities around the world. Until then, TAALK will vigilantly carry out its mission to reduce children’s vulnerability to child sexual abuse and to support survivors through the healing process. Child sexual abuse is a global pandemic that must be solved at the community level. TAALK creates awareness, education, support and healing programs which are delivered through local TAALK Chapters and partner organizations. TAALK also locates programs and services from around the world and highlights them through their media platforms.
 

TAALK's Vision

TAALK's vision is a local, national and world community where the incidence of child sexual abuse is radically reduced, where victims of child sexual abuse lead healthier lives, and where the related adverse social and economic outcomes, such as substance abuse, mental illness, criminality and suicide, are correspondingly reduced.

TAALK's Mission

TAALK’s mission is to reduce children’s vulnerability to child sexual abuse and to support survivors through the healing process by creating awareness, education, support and healing programs and delivering them through local TAALK Chapters and partner organizations as well as locating programs and services from around the world and highlighting them through our media platforms.

How TAALK Serves Each Demographic

TAALK has educational and support offerings for a variety of community segments. Our focus is to promote healthy discussions about the prevention of child sexual abuse that empower community members to take actions that intercede with potential abuse before it happens. We also strive to give direct and indirect survivors an opportunity to not only use their voice but to actually be heard. We not only have the ability to help survivors but we also have so much to learn from survivors.

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Letter from the Founder of TAALK, Diane Cranley

On January 18, 2007, the voice and courage of one little girl changed the world...

That was the day my youngest daughter disclosed that she was being sexually abused by my ex-husband. That was the day that we understood for the first time why her older sister had been struggling with her health, concentration and school grades for years. That was the day that I realized that I was not alone and that I could finally talk about my abuse by a modeling teacher after 33 years. That was the day we began our search for other victims of my daughter's perpetrator and found others he had abused and others he was grooming. That was the day we began to see our life's work; a mission to save past, present and future victims of child sexual abuse; a mission to touch the lives and connect millions of people around the world who have been victimized and impacted by this horrible pandemic.

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Diane Cranley - President and Chairman of the Board

Diane is the founder of TAALK and was selected as a Director, President and CEO because of her personal commitment to the cause as well as her extensive business experience. In 2007, Diane discovered through her daughter's own courageous testimony that they were victims of sexual abuse. This began her own confrontation of personal abuse by a modeling teacher 33 years before, and the mission to touch the lives of past victims, and to save the lives of potential future victims of abuse. Diane's twenty-year career in sales provided her an opportunity to work with high level executives across the country developing solutions to align with their strategic business initiatives. Her love for public speaking and business development are invaluable and contribute greatly to the success of the organization.

In 2015, Diane published her first book entitled 8 Ways to Create their Fate: Protecting the Sexual Innocence of Children in Youth-Serving Organizations. The book guides youth-serving organization leaders to create an environment where child molesters virtually cannot succeed without being caught and therefore won't want to work. Since it's publication Diane has become a sought after consulting in youth-serving organizations and is currently under contract to create and deliver child sexual abuse prevention programs for hundreds of California public school districts through leading insurance risk pools.

Sacha Brown - Treasurer

Sacha Brown is the Controller for Crossline Community Church in Laguna Hills, CA. Crossline celebrated its seventh anniversary in 2012 and serves over 2,000 worshippers on a weekly basis. Sacha brings over 20 years of accounting experience as a licensed Certified Public Accountant to the church. In her role as Controller, Sacha is responsible for all financial aspects of the organization including accounting practices, budgeting, financial planning, financial analysis, monitoring of financial performance and reporting. Sacha's training comes from her years at Ernst & Young, a worldwide leader in the accounting industry, where her primary focus was auditing the financial statements of many cutting-edge public and private businesses in the Silicon Valley area. Subsequently, Sacha's time at Netscape Communications allowed her to experience from an accounting perspective one of the most spectacular initial public offerings. Since then, Sacha has expanded her area of expertise into the field of taxation. Prior to coming to Crossline, she focused her practice of accounting and taxation with various local accounting firms. Concurrent to her role with Crossline, Sacha also maintains her own private tax and accounting practice, working primarily with small businesses and individuals. Sacha's extensive financial background as a CPA, especially in the non-profit sector, helps to ensure effective day-to-day management of our finances as well as lay the foundation for our long term sustainability plans.

Sarah Flatley - Secretary

Sarah was originally elected as a Director and Treasurer because of her extensive experience in finance and accounting as well as her network within wealthy circles in California. Sarah is a licensed CPA who began her career at KPMG and later served in finance management at several small and large companies in the areas of healthcare and entertainment. These included Syntex Pharmaceuticals, Molecular Dynamics, Catapult Entertainment and, most recently, she served as Vice President of Finance at Pixar Animation Studios. Sarah currently serves as TAALK's Secretary but her strong financial background continues to be a valuable asset in building TAALK's long-term sustainability.

Cindy Smith - Director

Cindy Smith joined Orange County Wraparound as a Parent Partner in 2007 and was promoted to Parent Partner Trainer in 2009. Wraparound helps children who are at risk of being displaced from their home, to stay in their home using a positive, strength based, collaborative team effort and community support, helping "at risk children." As the Parent Partner Trainer, Cindy executes, coordinates, and educates the 60 Parent Partners in Wraparound, as well as, collects data about the program and trainings. In 2002, Cindy, became a certified Doula, while residing in Arizona, and continues to serve in Southern California. While in California, Cindy, joined, "Enjoy Birth" becoming trained in "Hypnobabies" and specializing in mom's who were sexually abused. She is passionate about giving couples the tools they need in making educated choices about the birth of their child, while providing comfort measures, advocacy and education.

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  • icon Care Leaders
  • icon Children & Youth Program Leaders
  • icon Church Leaders
  • icon Healing and Deliverance Ministers
  • icon Intercessory Prayer Ministers
  • icon The Church Body's Role

Twenty percent of the population has been sexually abused and that doesn't count the indirect victims such as siblings, parents, spouses, and children. That means at least twenty percent of your congregation are victims - maybe more as God often calls us in our deepest pain and despair. When survivors are struggling with the repercussions of their own childhood abuse they may turn to the church for help. Survivors may struggle with flashbacks, body memories, substance abuse, marital problems, physical health issues, or psychological issues including life threatening eating disorders, severe depression,or suicidal thoughts. Some may be diagnosed with serious mental illnesses and be needlessly placed on psychotropic drugs rather than addressing the trauma of child sexual abuse. So it is critical for care leaders to know how to recognize a survivor, assess their needs, and provide or refer them to the appropriate resources to keep them safe and provide the long-term care they need. 

The church may also be the first place a parent turns when they find out their child was, or still is being abused. This is an emotionally charged time for everyone involved so it is important to have pre-established plans for how you will respond ensuring the safety of the child, abiding by the law, and helping provide for the short-term and potentially long-term physical, emotional, psychological, spiritual, and financial needs of everyone in the family. These plans are even more crucial if the abuser is a family member. Care leaders may include care ministry directors, lay ministers, recovery leaders, church therapists, chaplains, prayer team members, and all other team leaders or people who have care ministry responsibilities.

We encourage you to learn more about recognizing signs of sexual abuse in children and in adults and to take our free on-line advocacy classes on supporting adult survivors and parents whose children have been abused.

 

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Church leaders who are responsible for programs that serve youth are an integral part of God's plan to prevent abuse that may happen within or through church programs. By virtue of building trusting relationships with the children in their care, these leaders are also a vital part of the rescue team - it is crucial that they understand how to recognize, respond, and report; observed, disclosed, or suspected abuse of any child in their care, whether the abuse allegedly occurred within the church or outside of the church. In fact, clergy and youth program leaders are considered mandated reporters in most states and may be subject to penalties for failure to report to law enforcement or their local child welfare agency.

We need church leaders who are responsible for children, to actively participate in the development and implementation of child sexual abuse prevention policies and procedures and ensure all staff and volunteers who serve youth are trained and monitored. Youth program leaders include children's pastors, youth pastors, heads of school, missions directors, camp directors, and any other person who has direct or indirect oversight of child or youth-serving programs.

We encourage you to learn more about preventing abuse as well as recognizing the signs of abuse in children and taking bold action. 

 

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Church leaders play a key role in the resolution of the child sexual abuse pandemic because all areas of prevention and restoration fall under their realm of responsibility. It is therefore crucial that leaders in the church understand the vision for all components of God's plan outlined on this site including Intercessory Prayer, Preventing Abuse, Reporting Abuse, Speaking From the Pulpit, Survivor Support, Offender Discipleship, and Healing Prayer. This will empower them to raise up those within their congregation who are gifted in each area, ultimately creating a broad and deep program that protects God's children, supports those who are impacted, and adheres to the law. Church leaders include pastors, priests, reverends, vicars, ministers, deacons, preachers, church council members, board members, missions directors, chaplains, overseers including bishops/cardinals, and all other church members in senior leadership roles, regardless of demonimation. 
 

Because child molesters want to spend time where children congregate,
your church is a target. 

 
If your church has a youth or children's program, child molesters will want to work or volunteer there. One researcher refers to youth-serving organizations as a "well populated hunting ground."1 We can't be naive to the enemy's schemes and how he will use people to hurt God's children. So it is essential that you implement informed best practices to ensure the protection of the kids in your care and we can help you do that.
 
Our Founder, Diane Cranley, has written 8 Ways to Create their Fate: Protecting the Sexual Innocence of Children in Youth-Serving Organizations which will guide you and your staff to create an environment where child molesters virtually cannot succeed without being caught and therefore won't want to work. It is based on eight simple best practices, that when implemented will significantly lower the risk of children being abused while in your care. Your proactive approach toward prevention is a partnership with God to protect the plans he has for his children. The side benefit is that it will also protect your church against lawsuits and potentially even lower your insurance rates and increase your coverage limits.  

Protecting the children in your care is your first responsibility! 

Beyond prevention, we are calling you to lead the charge across all areas of spiritual hardship created by this pandemic; from the perpetrators and those struggling not to abuse - to the children and adults who have suffered the transgression of sexual abuse and are now fighting for their freedom from oppression and captivity. Freedom and the restoration of all things is available through prayer and deliverance ministry and we can teach your staff and congregation how to pray and effectively bind up the broken hearted and set the captives free! 

Bind up the Brokenhearted - Set the Captives Free 

Please order 8 Ways to Create their Fate today to learn how to prevent abuse and visit the other topics on this site to find resources for support and healing.

 
 

1Kenneth V. Lanning and Park Dietz, “Acquaintance Molestation and Youth-Serving Organizations,” J Interpers Violence (May 2014): 1,3, doi:10.1177/0886260514532360

 
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"The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy..." (John 10:10 NIV) and what better way to do it than to steal the sexual innocence of our children and make them believe it was their fault? Since most victims don't tell, the enemy spends the next several decades pouring salt on those open wounds, often giving the enemy strongholds through unconfessed sin, unforgiveness, and agreements with his lies. But Jesus proclaimed, “If you obey my teaching,” he said, “you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth. And the truth will set you free.” (John 8:31-32 NIV) Claiming the truth and power of Christ's death and resurrection through facilitated prayer can demolish the work of the enemy in a survivor's life, bringing them full freedom and the abundant life God pre-destined for them before time began. Healers and deliverance ministers are the hands and feet of Jesus on this earth, to carry out his ministry of healing the brokenhearted and setting the captives free. There is no greater need for this work than in survivors of childhood sexual abuse.

We encourage you to learn all you can about healing prayer through us as well as other reputable resources.

 

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God's word calls us to not only pray for the saints but it urges us to pray for all people, without ceasing. God has anointed people in the body with the gift of intercessory prayer and these prayer warriors are at the center of God's plan for fighting the child sexual abuse pandemic in the spiritual realm. His word says, "Truly I tell you, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven." (Matt 18:18 NIV) 

The Kingdom is in need of intercessors who are led to make this pandemic a focal point of their ministry, engaging in relentless prayer, and wielding God-given weapons that have divine power to demolish strongholds. Intercessors may already lead a team, feel called to start a team, feel led to join a team, or simply to pray individually. All of these roles are valuable and welcome in God's plan!

 

We encourage you to learn more about intercessory prayer over the child sexual abuse pandemic and use our prayer guide so that we are all praying in agreement.

 

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Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it.           1 Corinthians 12:27(NIV)

The child sexual abuse pandemic has many facets and in order to overcome this destructive scheme of the enemy, God needs us to actively engage in all of them. We encouarge church staff and the body as a whole to understand their role in prevention and in setting the captives free. There is so much to be done but together we can and will overcome. Please click on the role or roles below that apply to you and learn how you can become fully equipped to join us in this kingdom work.

 

Make a commitment - our kids our counting on us all!

 

Your church and community needs saints who are willing to:

  • Pray daily for all aspects of this pandemic
  • Recognize the signs of abuse in children and give them permission to tell so they can start their healing early
  • Talk comfortably about abuse, even from the pulpit, so adult survivors will find safety in disclosing what may be a lifelong secret
  • Get trained on how to prevent child sexual abuse within the church and at home and invite others to become knowledgeable as well
  • Establish effective boundary policies within the youth and children's ministries to deter child molesters
  • Disciple registered sex offenders and those struggling with inappropriate sexual thoughts about children
  • Provide healing prayer and deliverance from the spiritual strongholds surrounding childhood sexual abuse

 

Please spend some time looking through the topics on this website to see how the Lord leads you to participate. We encourage everyone to get started by taking our free on-line training!

 

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