We need to talk.
About child sexual abuse (CSA).
Did you know that one in five people have been sexually abused before their 18th birthday?
That’s tens of millions of children.
And this isn’t about stranger danger either – 86% of CSA victims know their abuser.
This is an epidemic. A public health problem. A social cycle that thrives in silence, secrecy and shame. It persists through generations of families, communities and institutions.
Which is why we need to talk about it.
Sexual Abuse Forever Ending (SAFE) is a women-founded 501(c)3 with a mission to educate and empower children and adults to reduce stigma and prevent child sexual abuse.
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- Finding clear facts and figures about CSA is complicated because many victims do not disclose their experiences for many years, if ever. The U.S. Department of Health and Human services and the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study both indicate that approximately one in four girls and one in six boys experience CSA.
- 86% is staggering. This information comes from a study by the U.S. Department of Justice. One of the things that makes talking about CSA so difficult is that many people never tell anyone about their experience as victims of CSA. Yet another good reason to get the conversation going.