SANTA ANA, Calif., Nov. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Universal Services of America is proud to announce that they have become national partners with the non-profit organization Talk About Abuse to Liberate Kids (TAALK). TAALK, a U.S.-based, federally approved organization, operates under the belief that child sexual abuse is preventable and that proper education for children and adults can help to reduce instances of abuse, as well as support survivors during their healing processes.
Given the recent events that occurred at Penn State, Universal Services of America feels there could not be a more pertinent time to become involved in the prevention and education of child sexual abuse. Research shows that over 90% of child abuse victims are abused by someone they know, which makes family education and community involvement an absolute must. Knowing how to approach and discuss the matter with your own children and other family members can help to maintain the security of victims of child sexual abuse everywhere.
"All of us at Universal Services of America are passionate about TAALK," said Steve Jones, Co-CEO and Chief Operating Officer of Universal Services of America. "We are confident that with our support and participation, we will be successful in helping to prevent children from being sexually abused."
TAALK and Universal Services of America know that the consequences of child sexual abuse begins affecting children and families immediately, and also affects society in innumerable and negative ways. These effects can continue throughout the life of the survivor, so the impact on society for just one survivor continues over multiple decades. As a part of their sponsorship with TAALK, Universal Services of America will co-host community training courses to provide child sexual abuse prevention information.
"Research has shown that adults have on average 10 children in their circle of influence," said Diane Cranley, Founder, President and CEO of TAALK. "Together, with Universal, I know we'll be able to reach thousands of additional people, resulting in tens of thousands of children who will have a better chance at a bright, healthy future."
On December 10th and 11th, TAALK will hold their bi-annual TAALK-a-Thon. This 24-hour internet radio show will give listeners the opportunity to learn how to predict and prevent child sexual abuse from over 40 experts in the field. To register for the event, visit http://www.taalk.org/TAALK-A-THON2.
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About Universal Services of America
Founded in 1965, Universal Services of America combines an innovative mix of tradition with cutting edge systems and technology to keep pace with the ever-evolving needs of today's business environments. Headquartered in Santa Ana, Calif., with offices located throughout Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and Washington, Universal employs hands-on, highly experienced management teams and continuous training to deliver consistent, high quality security solutions. Universal is made up of four unique divisions: Universal Protection Service, which offers a wide range of security professionals for commercial properties of every type; Universal Building Maintenance, which specializes in green cleaning services for every kind of facility; Universal Security Systems, which provides full-service security systems; and Universal Fire/Life Safety Services, which offers all aspects of emergency preparation. (State licenses: 1003458, 14417, 1025514, 0600, 58361, 11-1376, A2000170). Visit us at: http://www.universalpro.com. Keep up with the latest news at: http://www.universal1965.com.
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