Keith Smith, the author of "Men in My Town," is a Stranger Abduction Sexual Assault Survivor and a Speaker on the topic of Childhood Sexual Abuse. His discussions cover, "The Societal Consequences of Childhood Sexual Abuse," "Making the Transition from Victim to Survivor" and "5 Steps You Can Take to Keep Kids Safe."
The story of Keith’s assault and his transition from sex crime victim to survivor has been featured in newspapers and magazines and his program, “5 Steps You Can Take to Keep Kids Safe” has been discussed on radio and television.
Keith has lobbied government officials to prevent cutbacks to sex abuse prevention and counseling programs and he’s testified before the New Jersey State Senate Judiciary Committee seeking to eliminate the statute of limitation in civil actions relating to sex crimes committed against children.
Keith’s story has been covered by Roni Rabin for the New York Times. He participated in Oprah Winfrey’s award-winning show, '200 Male Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse,' was featured on 'Perspective' with ABC Investigative Reporter Nora Muchanic and appeared on Anderson Cooper’s Special, 'State of Shame: The Penn State Sex Abuse Scandal.'
For more information, please visit Keith's Blog, www.MenInMyTown.wordpress.com
FOR EVENT AND MEETING PLANNERS
Keith Smith is available as a Speaker for conferences, seminars and fundraising events hosted by non-profit organizations, government agencies, companies and professional associations dedicated to helping children who have been sexually abused.
Keith's ONE SHEET can be found in the Media Links section below.
You can reach Keith at (646) 634 3629.
* Childhood Sexual Abuse : The Myths and the Realities
* The Personal and Societal Consequences of Childhood Sexual Abuse
* Making the transition from Victim to Survivor
* 5 Steps You Can Take to Keep Kids Safe
* A Call to Action for Volunteers, Funding Sources and Benefactors
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Providence College: Bachelor's of Arts , Political Science
- Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network Speaker's Bureau (RAINN.org)
John Claypoole, Wealth Management Team Leader | Fiserv
Keith Smith is an outstanding spokesperson. Keith hosts discussions with candor and conviction. He creates an elevated experience which engenders new perspectives. His presentations are delivered with gravitational force, and the impact with participants is extraordinary.
Karan Falco, Director | Merrill Lynch
Keith has a knack for engaging his audience from the get-go with his passion, his intelligence, his enthusiasm, his humor and his sincerity. I have personally heard Keith speak on numerous occasions. His presentations are filled with information that is thought provoking and emotionally moving,
After hearing Keith speak, you will walk away with new insights, compelling ideas and tools for enriching the quality of your life.
I’d highly recommend Keith as a speaker to anyone who is looking for an energetic, motivating and very informative presentation.
His goal is to make this world a better place. He is an incredible inspiration.
Ron Truppa, Executive Director, Catalina Island Film Festival | Catalina island Film Festival
I have had the pleasure of not only working with Keith on a professional level, but also on a personal level where I can see him help educate, promote and inspire young and old alike. His story is unique, but profound. He doesn't ask for sympathy, and he doesn't make any excuses for the events that have shaped him into the person he is today.
And as a public speaker, his clear and eloquent understanding of others and self shines through! Most people would find it hard to articulate the messages that can be learned from the life experiences he's had throughout his life, but Keith not only commands an audience's attention with his stories, he takes them on his journey that leads them right back to their own self-reflection and life choices. He doesn't focus on what you DON'T have control over in this world; instead he challenges his listeners with ideas of what you CAN do to prevent and protect yourself in it! And what better person to tell that message than someone who's lived it, dealt with it, and conquered it? Keith Smith is not just a public speaker with a microphone... He's a speaker that guides and educates the public!
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