Posted on May 25, 2020     |     Child Sexual Abuse
What Happens After a Child Sexual Abuse Report Is Filed?
Child sexual abuse is a tragedy that affects tens of thousands of children around the US annually. Sadly, it is a widely underreported crime. Child sexual abuse statistics show only about one-third of cases are identified and even less are reported. Reporting child sexual abuse is a critical step in protecting a victim. What happens… read moreread more
Posted on May 18, 2020     |     Child Sexual Abuse
Reporting Child Sexual Abuse: When and How to File
Child Protective Services finds evidence of child sexual abuse during a claim every nine minutes in the US. About 1 in 9 girls and 1 in 53 boys under the age of 18 are victims of sexual abuse at the hands of adults. The child’s community, family members, loved ones and friends are critical in… read moreread more
Posted on May 11, 2020     |     Child Sexual Abuse
What Is Age-Appropriate Sexual Behavior?
Child sexual abuse is a terrible crime that occurs more often than most people realize. It is an extremely traumatic experience that can have lifelong mental health consequences. One of the telltale signs of child sexual abuse is age-inappropriate sexual actions or behaviors. A child may exhibit knowledge of sexual subjects beyond what is appropriate… read moreread more
Posted on January 15, 2020     |     Child Sexual Abuse
What Is Child Grooming?
Child grooming is one of the earliest red flags for childhood sexual abuse. Child grooming describes the steps a perpetrator may take to gain a child’s trust before initiating sexual abuse. This can reduce the odds that the child will tell his or her parents about the abuse, as well as make stories of abuse… read moreread more
Posted on January 1, 2020     |     Child Sexual Abuse
Warning Signs of Sexual Abuse in Children
Child sexual abuse is a crime that affects millions of children worldwide. Child Protective Services found evidence that 57,329 children suffered sexual abuse in the U.S. in 2016 alone. Child sexual abuse can impact a survivor for life. Catching sexual abuse as early as possible as a parent could help your child avoid more significant… read moreread more