Accurate information empowers you to protect your loved ones.

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1 in 5 children will be sexually abused before age 18.

About the CDC-Kaiser ACE Study |Child Abuse & Neglect|CDC. Retrieved from https://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/childabuseandneglect/acestudy/about.html
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Children know their perpetrator in 90% of sexual abuse cases.

Greenfeld, L. A. (1997). Sex offenses and offenders: an analysis of data on rape and sexual assault. Washington DC: Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Statistics.
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30% of sexual abuse perpetrators are family members.

Greenfeld, L. A. (1997). Sex offenses and offenders: an analysis of data on rape and sexual assault. Washington DC: Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Statistics.
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Children with disabilities are 3 times more likely to be victims of sexual abuse.

Sullivan, P. M., & Knutson, J. F. (2000). Maltreatment and Disabilities: A Population-Based Epidemiological Study. Child Abuse & Neglect, 24(10), 1257–1273.
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Sexual abuse can lead to increased risk of substance abuse.

Fergusson, D. M., Mcleod, G. F., & Horwood, L. J. (2013). Childhood Sexual Abuse and Adult Developmental Outcomes: Findings from a 30-year longitudinal study in New Zealand. Child Abuse & Neglect, 37(9), 664–674.
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Sexual abuse can lead to increased risk of unhealthy relationships.

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With proper support, children who are abused can return to healthy living.

Yancey, C. T., & Hansen, D. J. (2010). Relationship of Personal, Familial, and Abuse-Specific Factors with Outcome Following Childhood Sexual Abuse. Aggression and Violent Behavior, 15(6), 410–421.
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Age-appropriate conversations reduce the risk for sexual abuse.

Tolman, D. L., & McClelland, S. I. (2011). Normative Sexuality Development in Adolescence: A Decade in Review, 2000-2009. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 21(1), 242–255.
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Abuse survivors often don’t disclose their abuse until adulthood.

Canadian Centre for Child Protection|Child Sexual Abuse – cybertip.ca. Retrieved from https://www.cybertip.ca/pdfs/C3P_ChildSexualAbuse_ItIsYourBusiness_en.pdf
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34% of youth internet users experience unwanted exposure to sexual material.

Wolak, J., Mitchell, K., & Finkelhor, D. (2006). Online Victimization of Youth: Five Years Later. PsycEXTRA Dataset.
1 in 5 children is sexually abused before they turn 18.
Felitti, V. J., Anda, R. F., Nordenberg, D., Williamson, D. F., Spitz, A. M., Edwards, V., Koss, M. P., & Marks, J. S. (1998). Relationship of childhood abuse and household dysfunction to many of the leading causes of death in adults: The Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 14(4), 245–258.
Children know their perpetrator in 80% of sexual abuse cases.
Finkelhor, D. (2012). Characteristics of crimes against juveniles. Durham, NH: Crimes against Children Research Center.
Around 20% of sexual abuse perpetrators are family members.
Finkelhor, D. (2012). Characteristics of crimes against juveniles. Durham, NH: Crimes against Children Research Center.
Children with disabilities are 3 times more likely to be victims of sexual abuse.
Jones L, Bellis MA, Wood S, et al. (2012) Prevalence and risk of violence against children with disabilities: a systematic review and metaanalysis of observational studies. Lancet, 380(9845), 899-907.
Sexual abuse can lead to increased risk of substance abuse.
Fergusson, D. M., Mcleod, G. F., & Horwood, L. J. (2013). Childhood Sexual Abuse and Adult Developmental Outcomes: Findings from a 30-year longitudinal study in New ZealandChild Abuse & Neglect37(9), 664–674.
Sexual abuse can lead to increased risk of unhealthy relationships.
Krahé, B., & Berger, A. (2017). Gendered Pathways From Child Sexual Abuse to Sexual Aggression Victimization and Perpetration in Adolescence and Young AdulthoodChild Abuse & Neglect63, 261–272.
With proper support, children who are abused can return to healthy living.
Yancey, C. T., & Hansen, D. J. (2010). Relationship of Personal, Familial, and Abuse-Specific Factors with Outcome Following Childhood Sexual AbuseAggression and Violent Behavior15(6), 410–421.
Age-appropriate conversations reduce the risk for sexual abuse.
Tolman, D. L., & McClelland, S. I. (2011). Normative Sexuality Development in Adolescence: A Decade in Review, 2000-2009Journal of Research on Adolescence21(1), 242–255.
Abuse survivors often don’t disclose their abuse until adulthood.
Canadian Centre for Child Protection|Child Sexual Abuse – cybertip.ca. Retrieved from https://www.cybertip.ca/pdfs/C3P_ChildSexualAbuse_ItIsYourBusiness_en.pdf
34% of youth internet users experience unwanted exposure to sexual material.
Wolak, J., Mitchell, K., & Finkelhor, D. (2006). Online Victimization of Youth: Five Years LaterPsycEXTRA Dataset.

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