||National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse
National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse
CSA Survivor Force
The mission of CSA Survivor Force is to provide factual information about child sexual abuse (CSA) in a gripping manner to all forms of mass media to inform and educate large populations, reduce the stigma to discuss the topic, and affect change in individual and societal behaviors, policies and procedures across the U.S. and the world.
Child sexual abuse can be prevented and treated with a conscious and sustained effort.
Member - CSA Survivor Force:
|| Stacy Gleiss - Michigan and Northern Indiana
269 / 985-3724
web site: www.thesixfootbonsai.com
My name is Stacy Gleiss and I am the mother of an adult survivor of child sexual abuse. In my absence, my daughter was groomed by her father from the age of seven, with full-blown abuse occurring at eleven years.
In our case, my ex held a good job and my daughter was a beautiful honor student. In high school, she drove brand new cars every year and often traveled abroad with her father.
My ex-husband has been incarcerated since 2006 when my daughter came forward after graduating from high school.
I mention these things because from the outside she didn't look like a victim. Even when I attempted to rescue her using the services available, her refusal to admit anything was wrong made efforts futile and in fact drove her further from our reach.
Like many parents who are dealing with the fallout, there is a great deal of guilt and that is why I'm here.
My special interest in child exploitation in Japan. Among first world countries, Japan ranks the worst, according the the United Nations.
My children's father is Japanese and in his country child porn was legal to possess until 2014. Even today teenage girls are commodities sold openly on the streets. Virtual child porn in the form of animation and comics are protected by law.
Working with Stop the Silence I hope to increase awareness with regard to this international issue. You can connect with me at www.thesixfootbonsai.com and read about our case in “The Six-Foot Bonsai: A Soul Lost in the Land of the Rising Sun” (Amazon).