Child Sexual Abuse

Current research regarding child sexual abuse reveals the following:
  • 1 in every 3 girls and 1 in every 5 boys will become a victim of a sexual assault before age 18;
  • More than 3 children die each day in the U.S as the result of abuse or neglect;
  • An estimated 80% of all instances of child sexual abuse remain unreported;
  • 90% of abused children are abused by someone they know and trust;
  • Child abuse occurs among all racial and socioeconomic backgrounds;
  • Children are often threatened or intimidated into keeping abuse a secret; and
  • Months or years pass before a child discloses they have been abused.