Child Sexual Abuse Prevention
1 in 4 women and 1 in 20 men self-report having been sexually abused as children, almost always by someone they knew, trusted, or loved. 87% of sexual abuse cases are never reported. It is estimated that 93% of sexual abuse victims know their abusers. Additionally, 35-50% of abusers are less than 18 years of age.
WHAT IS CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE?
Any sexual activity between an adult and a child or adolescent is abusive and illegal. It can also be sexual activity between two children of significantly unequal power and development caused by differences in age, size, or mental or physical development.
Child sexual abuse can include both touch and non-touching behaviors. Both are damaging to children and teens and both are against the law (Information gathered from EnoughAbuse.org Program Materials).
Child Sexual Abuse Prevention FACTS:
Who are the Victims?
Abusers and Grooming Tactics
Signs & Symptoms of Child Sexual Abuse
Stages of Healthy Sexual Development
Preventing Abuse Starts in the Home
Reporting Child Sexual Abuse
2015 Nevada Public Opinion Survey on Child Sexual Abuse
8 out of 10 residents believe child sexual abuse is a serious problem in Nevada; 9 out of 10 citizens believe it is preventable.
94% agree that community wide efforts to raise awareness about child abuse and neglect would be helpful in reducing child abuse and neglect.
93% believe adults and communities rather than children should take prime responsibility for preventing child sexual abuse.
92% of respondents agree there is a role for every person, neighborhood, group, organization, business and entity to prevent child abuse and neglect.
92% of residents are confident that they would know how to respond appropriately if they suspected or knew that someone in their family in their family or an acquaintance was physically or sexually abusing a child or teen.
43.8% of respondents knew nothing or very little about child sexual abuse.
65% of citizens surveyed said they would be willing to participate in local trainings to learn more about child sexual abuse and how to prevent it.
To download the Fact Sheet, click here.
Statewide Task Force on the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse
The purpose of the Nevada Task Force on the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse is to identify and implement strategies, goals, and recommendations for preventing child sexual abuse in Nevada.
For More Information about the Task Force on the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse, please visit the Task Force Website:
Task Force on the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse Website
enough secrets. enough shame. enough hurt. enough confusion. enough denial.
enough child sexual abuse.
Enough Abuse! educational curricula/materials address strategies to prevent child sexual abuse. Adults and communities take primary responsibility for preventing child sexual abuse.
SCHEDULE A FREE PRESENTATION:
If you would like to schedule a training or customize a presentation for you group or organization, please contact The Rape Crisis Center at 702-385-2153 or email Emily@rcclv.org.
We have multiple FREE presentations available, offered by trained facilitators that range from 30 minutes to 2 hours in length. Presentations and high quality materials are geared toward specific audiences including medical and mental health professionals, parents, and those who work in youth serving organizations.
All presentations provide the most up to date information on child sexual abuse prevention. Information presented is all cited, well researched and well received.
In March 2015, The Rape Crisis Center partnered with Prevent Child Abuse Nevada and brought the Enough Abuse! Campaign to Nevada to educate and empower our community to end Child Sexual Abuse.
The Enough Abuse Campaign and the creation of its' materials were origianlly funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The Enough Abuse! materials were created by Prevent Child Abuse Massachusetts.