About Wanda Meade

As founder and creator of Finding Voice, Wanda has found a wonderful opportunity to combine her education and experience as a counselor, trainer, and teacher with her love of photography. This project has become her passion and she hopes to raise the collective consciousness about sexual abuse and to call communities to action for prevention. Wanda and her husband, Rex, reside in Upstate South Carolina – a place they have called home since 1972.

Tips for Keeping Kids Safe!

Here are some tips from Stop It Now!

The most effective prevention happens before a child is harmed. Kids are immediately safer when parents and caregivers take the time to learn about sexual abuse and its warning signs. Parents and caregivers who make a commitment to speak up as soon as they have a concern, instead […]

By |January 12th, 2016|Education, Prevention|0 Comments

Adverse Childhood Experiences Southeastern Summit in Asheville!

The Summit will be held in Asheville on Friday and Saturday, September 25 and 26. Local, regional, and national speakers will focus on evidence-based practices that prevent and address the intergenerational transmission of Adverse Childhood Experiences. Multiple breakout sessions will encourage and promote inter-professional networking. Attendees will return home with tools and ideas for addressing […]

By |September 3rd, 2015|Education, Upcoming Event|0 Comments

Project on display at Greenville Technical College the entire month of June

I am honored to have the Survivors Finding Voice Project on display the entire month of June at the Benson Campus of Greenville Technical College.  The gallery is located in Building 301 and is open Monday through Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.  The gallery space is a wonderful location for the project and […]

By |May 31st, 2015|Upcoming Event|0 Comments

What to ask when looking for a youth organization for your child!

Darkness to Light offers some good tips when looking for a youth serving organization for your child! 

1.  BE PROACTIVE and ask the right questions when you are evaluating youth serving organization options. Ask questions, even though it may feel uncomfortable.

2.  How Are Employees and Volunteers Screened?

3.  CAREFUL SCREENING AND SELECTION of potential employees and volunteers is not convenient […]

By |April 25th, 2015|Tips to Stop Abuse|0 Comments

Trauma Sensitive Schools

Many students come to school having experienced Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE’s). These experiences include abuse of all forms as well as domestic violence, mentally ill caregivers, homelessness, and other family stressors.

Schools are beginning to understand that they must be aware of and sensitive to the ACE’s that children bring into the classroom. These “outside of […]

By |April 12th, 2015|Advocacy|0 Comments

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month!

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month! Remember that for every adult that is educated ten kids are made safer!

Please support the efforts of centers in the Upstate…..

By |April 3rd, 2015|Advocacy|0 Comments

USC Upstate Brighter Future Conference offers outstanding speakers from across the country!

The sixth annual A Brighter Future: Ending Child Abuse Through Advocacy and Education Conference will be held on Friday, March 27, 2015 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the University Readiness Center at USC Upstate in Spartanburg, S.C. This year’s presenters include…

  • Dr. Robert Block, Professor Emeritus, University of Oklahoma and Past President of the […]
By |March 1st, 2015|Upcoming Event|0 Comments

Pendleton Place for Children and Families offers important services!

Pendleton Place for Children and Families in Greenville, South Carolina, offers a number of services to our community.  One very vital service is the Family and Child Assessment Center.

The Family and Child Assessment Center (FCAC) is a collaborative effort led by Pendleton Place, Greenville County Department of Social Services, Greenville Hospital System Children’s Hospital and […]

By |January 25th, 2015|Prevention|0 Comments

Julie Valentine Center Luncheon will feature former FBI profiler, Jim Clemente!

The Julie Valentine Center is an advocacy center in Greenville, South Carolina, that provides services for victims of all types of child abuse and rape crisis. Each year, they hold a fundraising luncheon featuring a compelling national speaker. Their fifth annual luncheon will be held at the TD Center on Thursday, February 12, from 11:30 […]

By |January 8th, 2015|Upcoming Event|0 Comments

Keeping Kids Safe!

Here are some safety tips for parents and caregivers from Darkness to Light

 Talk openly with children.

  • Talking about boundaries and sex forges a protective bond between parent and child, and instills knowledge that makes children and teens less vulnerable. Other adults in the child’s life can find ways to teach sexual and body safety as […]
By |December 15th, 2014|Prevention|0 Comments
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