Our experiences in childhood play a big part in shaping our health and well-being throughout our lives. Sexual abuse in childhood can leave scars that can last for a long time. But many cases are never reported.
While physical abuse is shocking due to the marks it leaves, not all signs of child abuse are as obvious. Regardless of the type of abuse, the result is serious emotional harm. But there is help available.
We are the nation's leading resource and advocacy organization for crime victims and those who serve them. Please join us as we forge a national commitment to help victims of crime rebuild their lives. The prevalence of child sexual abuse is difficult to determine because it is often not reported; experts agree that the incidence is far greater than what is reported to authorities.
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By educating the community about prevention, intervention and treatment, The CAC Houston is addressing the devastating reality of child sexual abuse. We all want to believe that our children are safe and that we can protect them from harm, but child sexual abuse is real, and recovery begins with the truth. Use the resources in this section to arm yourself with the education, resources and facts about child abuse to help stop the hurt and heal the child.
Southern Connecticut State University is concerned about the safety of all University community members. The University is committed to providing prevention education and support services to our survivors and holding perpetrators accountable. Southern Connecticut State University's Support and Resource Team SART is designed to provide a collaborative victim-centered team response to sexual misconduct sexual harassment, sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, and sexual exploitation.
Search our directory for our latest research, child protection statistics, leaflets, practical guidance, briefings and evaluations that share what we've learned from our services for children and families. Our series of factsheets pulls together the most up-to-date statistics on children who are the subject to child protection plan or on a child protection register for each of the UK nations. This briefing looks at what available data can tell us about looked after children to help professionals, and the organisations they work for, make evidence based decisions. An overview of data about child maltreatment from several high-income countries, comparing trends with England and the UK.
Child sexual abuse has been reported up to 80, times a year, but the number of unreported instances is far greater, because the children are afraid to tell anyone what has happened, and the legal process of reporting can be difficult. The problem should be identifiedthe abuse stopped, and the child should receive professional help. The long-term emotional damage of sexual abuse can be devastating to the child.
The taboo is not against doing it, it is against talking about it. Indeed, the people likely to abuse children are those who have the most opportunity and access to them. FACT: Documented estimates of abuse vary from 1 in 23, 1 in 77 to 1 in 10 children as victims of abuse and latest studies have shown an increase in this ratio. Abuse crosses all socio-economic, race and class barriers.