Behind the Wheel
Kings Without Wings
The RAACE Foundation October Newsletter
October 23rd, 2012
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Map shows locations of troops and units referenced by the Boy Scouts of America in the expulsions of thousands of men following allegations of sexual abuse. (Ken Schwencke / Los Angeles Times / October 16, 2012)
Stereotypes & Misconceptions Cause Parents To Trust Unwisely.
Opportunity Underlies Decades of Abuse. More than 1,200 files on suspected child molesters in the Boy Scouts of America were made public Thursday, October 18th - bringing to light decades of alleged abuse in one of the nation's long-standing youth organizations.
According to The Los Angeles Times: "The court-ordered release of their secret files offers a detailed view of how the Scouts handled suspected molestations from the early 1960s through 1985. Suspected abusers from all over the country are named in the files, many of them never reported to police or charged with a crime. Doctors, lawyers, politicians and policemen are among the accused and many are about to face public exposure for the first time."
The Times continued: "Many files include graphic descriptions of abuse by young victims, including a 10-year-old Scout from Georgia who described being abused by his 27-year-year leader on a 1972 camping trip. "I kept saying I wanted to go back swimming but he said, 'Just a minute,'" the boy wrote. "I was crying. ... I didn't go on any more camping trips." The scoutmaster was not tried in that case, but later was convicted of child sexual abuse and sentenced to 14 years in prison, public records show."
Child sexual abuse has both immediate and delayed effects. Children not only suffer physically and mentally while the abuse is occurring but also psychologically for years to come. Understanding the long-term effects of abuse underlines the importance of prevention as well as healing for survivors. Child sexual abuse should not be discounted as a minor problem. Ignoring or trivializing instances can compound the impact of abuse and may delay or prevent much needed healing.
Visit The RAACE Foundation's Knowledge Center at: http://www.raace.org/education.htmlto learn more. There you can find all kinds of information including info about those that abuse:
* Usually someone the child knows and trusts
* Rarely is an abuser a stranger that randomly victimizes children
* Sexual abuse is most often committed by family members and trusted friends and acquaintances
* Commonly, an abuser will develop a safe and comfortable relationship with the child before abuse begins
Experts have identified public misunderstanding as a contributing factor to the prevalence of child sexual abuse in our society. At the RAACE Foundation, we agree that education about child sexual abuse is the foundation of both prevention and healing. Our Knowledge Center is comprised of resources designed to effectively inform about child sexual abuse and dedicated to the public who needs this information.
According to The Los Angeles Times: "Boy Scouts National President Wayne Perry acknowledged that some allegations of abuse have been mishandled by the Scouts. 'There have been instances where people misused their positions in Scouting to abuse children, and in certain cases, our response to these incidents and our efforts to protect youth were plainly insufficient, inappropriate, or wrong,' Perry said. 'Where those involved in Scouting failed to protect, or worse, inflicted harm on children, we extend our deepest and sincere apologies to victims and their families.' Perry underscored the organization's enhanced child-protection efforts in recent years, including increased background checks, training and mandatory reporting of all suspected abuse."
Doug Horne Sweeps 2nd Straight 21st Annual Screamin' Eagle Performance Parts Jim McClure Nitro Nationals, Wins Two AHDRA Championships
Doug Horne hasn't won all the races contested this year in the All-Harley Drag Racing Association series. No matter, when the AHDRA reconvenes for its final race of the season at the AHDRA Cajun Nitro
Nationals, October 26th & 27th, Horne will sit atop the standings in
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Doug in true Sportsmanship thanked Ken Smith Founder of The RAACE Foundation by saying: "Thank you for letting me and my family be a part of the RAACE Foundation. It's meant so much to us to be out here keeping TeamRAACE in the public eye, letting everyone know how bad this epidemic is, and how great of an organization we are part of." Horne added: "Ken, Brad and everyone at The RAACE Foundation are also champions for what RAACE does on a daily basis and at events all over the country to keep kids free of sexual abuse and free to enjoy fun filled lives."
The RAACE Foundation would like to thank Doug, Vickie, Steve, Jess and the rest of Horne Racing for making 2012 a very special racingImage removed by sender. season on and off the track. The Horne's dedication over the last five years to our children is second to none - they are true heroes and champions. Please let them now how you feel the next time you see Horne Racing at the track. "We look forward to the 2013 season and our sixth with TeamRAACE to continue the great work The RAACE Foundation has been doing helping families educate and protect themselves and their children from the horrors of child sexual abuse. I can't wait to get back to the track for The Race Against Abuse of Children Everywhere... it's just around the corner." Horne said recently.
If you want to see what it is like doing a 220+ mph run on a nitro fueled Harley-Davidson, check out this youtube video of Doug making a qualifying run at Rockingham Dragway a few short weeks ago: www.youtube.Doug Horne
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A Harley Looks Good In Every Christmas Stocking Fundraising Event.
Want to ride away on this 2002 Harley Davidson Road King? Well The RAACE Foundation is giving you a chance to do just that! Your chance of winning the bike is very good. But the odds of you helping to throw the checkered flag and win The Race Against Abuse of Children Everywhere this Christmas are a guaran-teed sure thing!
The RAACE Foundation is urging you to tell your friends, share it on facebook, alert your neighbors, hug whoever is in the cubicle next to you and ask them to support The RAACE Foundation's: A Harley Looks Good In Every Christmas Stocking Fundraising Event.
We are asking everyone that believes children should grow up free from abuse to make a five dollar donation today! The RAACE Foundation is a 501c3 charity and all donations are tax deductible. Not only will you help win The Race Against Abuse of Children Everywhere but you may just find a custom Harley in your stocking.
Tickets are only $5 apiece. Only 10,000 tickets will be sold. The drawing will be held Sunday, December 23rd at 12:30 pm at Chesapeake Harley-Davidson in Darlington, MD.
Click here to purchase tickets!
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Get The Gear & Spread The Word
Join TeamRAACE - Because It Is The Right Thing To Do! Get the comfort of ultra-cotton with this Adult Cut "TeamRAACE, Until Every Child Is Safe" tee by Gildan. The preshrunk jersey tee is made of 100% cotton. Front includes the TeamRAACE 4 color logo, while the back has a key TeamRAACE slogan: "Until Every Child Is Safe From Abuse, Our Race Has No Finish Line" in black. Order yours today at: http://www.raace.org/raacestore
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Until every child is safe from sexual abuse, our race has no finish line. That pretty much sums it up. The RAACE Foundation was created in response to the knowledge that child sexual abuse is tragically destructive, all too common, and totally preventable.
Awareness brings action. By joining with The RAACE Foundation you can help win the race to protect children from abuse. The RAACE Foundation with the help of TeamRAACE is bringing awareness and education to communities nationwide, but we can't do it alone. We need everyone's help! In order to make a difference in the silent epidemic of child abuse, The RAACE Foundation must be in the public eye. Become an active member and learn what you can do... The first step is to join TeamRAACE at: www.raace.org/join-teamraace. Without you, there is no TeamRAACE.
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