Joelle Casteix, Global expert on the exposure of child sexual abuse in institutions

Joelle Casteix

Joelle Casteix, Global expert on the exposure of child sexual abuse in institutions

Author, journalist, and speaker Joelle Casteix is one of the leading global advocates and spokespeople for survivors of child sexual assault and cover-up. A survivor of child sexual abuse in the Catholic Church, her own fight for justice led her to a career helping other victims who lack a voice.

Podcast

Overview

The issue of child sexual abuse is very much existent and constantly increasing globally. A problem so dangerous and ignored requires a high level of awareness in mass societies. 

Today The Brand Called You brings you an exceptional leader and social worker from California, Joelle Casteix. Joelle is a leading global expert author and speaker for survivors of child sexual assault and institutional cover up.

She is the Founding member and member of the Board of Directors of the ZeroAbuse Project. She has helped setting up  Zero Abuse Project ai and is also the Chief Content Officer of SpotTheLine. Joelle is an author and has written on a number of topics.  

She very interestingly calls herself an ‘accidental activist’. Her story is very interesting and her work is impeccably change oriented.

In this very awakening interview with host Frits Bussemaker, Joelle shares her journey into activism and explains why it was so ‘accidental’. Being a survivor of abuse herself, Joelle believes that was her calling to help other survivors fight their battle.

She is a very strong voice of the sexually abused community. And is constantly helping others to find their own voices. Joelle throws light on the normalization of institutional cover up. She explains how a predator is protected and covered for by many major institutions. Her vision is to expose these institutional cover ups and bring the survivors to justice. 

Joelle spreads awareness about Child Sexual Abuse majorly through technology and grassroot level work. Her writing and talks are also majorly influenced by her work on the subject.

Profile

Author, journalist, and speaker Joelle Casteix is one of the leading global advocates and spokespeople for survivors of child sexual assault and cover-up. A survivor of child sexual abuse in the Catholic Church, her own fight for justice led her to a career helping other victims who lack a voice.

As a content creator and storyteller, Joelle has helped create strategic online communications and lead teams the create content for nonprofit, high-tech, financial, and fine arts organizations. With digital fluency in the social media, AI and internet space, she has helped for- and nonprofit companies bridge the communication gap to create engagement across numerous targeted audiences and platforms.

Joelle is a media staple and legislator go-to for her insights. Her expertise includes how institutions such as the Roman Catholic Church, public schools, and other organizations cover up and enable child sexual assault; the role parents play in prevention; and how to eradicate and end the cycle through emerging technology and strong victim-friendly legislation. She has testified on behalf of victim-friendly legislation in numerous states and was the sole victim selected to testify on behalf of California’s AB 218, a landmark three-year civil window for survivors of child sexual abuse in the state.

As a founding member of the board of directors of the Zero Abuse Project, she helped launch ZeroAbuse.ai, an innovative AI tool that evaluates the risk factors that suggest potential predatory individuals within an organization and those associated with cover-up.

In her role at Zero Abuse, Joelle has presented to numerous United Nations member agencies across Europe. She has become a leading expert on digital accountability, speaking at The Hague and to international audiences focusing on AI and digital integrity.

Joelle is the award-winning author of the bestsellers The Well-Armored Child: A Parent’s Guide to Preventing Child Sexual Abuse (RiverGrove Books) and The Power of Responsibility (based on her wildly successful TEDx talk.). She is also the author of numerous white papers on matters concerning institutional child sex abuse and cover-up. Joelle is also a member of the adjunct faculty of the UCI School of Law. Her TEDx talk is being used by therapists in the clinic setting to help survivors of abuse and assault.

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