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Opening the Conversation of Abuse

Hello again WORLD,

The education and conversation of abuse, scares me, There is close to none unless some great public figure has violated our children.  I went to a website of public school’s PTO’s and PTA’s in my community.  They rated schools but they had no resources for parents or children regarding abuse.  With this type of behavior, how do we empower our children?Our families?Our goal is to help rebuild families when they are victims of rape, abuse, & incest.  In order to do that we must have resources easily available to them.

Statistics from CDC:

Children:

15% of sexual assault and rape victims are under age 12

  • 29% are under age 12-17
  • 44% are under age 18
  • 80% are under age 30
  • 12-34 are the highest risk years
  • Girls ages 16-19 are 4 times more likely than the general population  to be victims of rape, attempted rape, or sexual assault
  • 7% of girls in grades 5-8 and 12% of girls in grades 9-12 said they had been sexually abused
  • 3 % of boys grades 5-8 and 5% of boys in grades 9-12 said they had been sexually abused

In 1995, local child protection service agencies identified 126,000 children who were victims of either substantiated or indicated sexual abuse.

93% of juvenile sexual assault victims know their attacker

  • 34.2% of attackers were family members
  • 58.7% were acquaintances
  • Only 7% of the perpetrators were strangers

Acquaintances also include other youth that have been sexually abused.

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