Child sexual abuse happens when a single person, or a group of people, engages in sexual activity with a minor child younger than 18 years of age. Minors do not have the ability to consent to any form of sexual activity. Therefore, all forms of sexual activity that involve a child are a crime. The […]
Child sexual abuse is a form of child abuse that involves a person, or a group of people, engaging in sexual activity with a minor. A minor cannot consent to any form of sexual activity. For this reason, any form of sexual activity that involves a child is a crime. Sexual abuse of children is […]
How Can You Teach Your Kids About Child Sexual Abuse?
Many people are reluctant to discuss child sexual abuse. To this day, there is a stigma around discussing child sexual abuse and, in many cases, seeking justice for this abuse. To combat the stigma surrounding child sexual abuse, you can teach your children what constitutes sexual abuse.You can also explain to them that if they […]
A variety of sexual acts fall under the umbrella term of “child sex abuse.” Child molestation is one of those sexual acts and, as a sexual act, can involve the following touching behaviors: Outside of those touching behaviors, child molestation can also include the following non-touching behaviors: Each one of these touching and non-touching behaviors […]
In many cases, survivors of childhood sexual abuse keep the secret to themselves, and it takes them a long time to explore their feelings about their perpetrators - and sadly, some do not speak up at all. In the event that a loved one does choose to share their story, they will need to receive support throughout their recovery process. To help you, here are some ways you can support them on their journey to healing and recovery.
The #MeToo movement and the recent flood of allegations of sexual abuse have made one thing abundantly clear: sexual abuse affects countless people, especially women, and it is high time to start holding abusers accountable for their actions.
Far too often, sexual abuse goes unreported. In the criminal justice system, only 25 out of 1000 perpetrators face jail time. By learning how to identify and report sexual abuse, you can help ensure that more perpetrators are brought to justice.