Did you know 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys are sexually abused before their 18th Birthdays? This means that in any classroom or neighborhood full of children, there are children who are silently bearing the burden of sexual abuse.
1 in 5 children are sexually solicited while on the internet.
Nearly 70% of all reported sexual assaults (including assaults on adults) occur to children ages 17 and under.
The median age for reported sexual abuse is 9 years old.
Approximately 20% of the victims of sexual abuse are under age 8.
Most children never report the abuse.
Sex1ually abused children who keep it a secret or who “tell” and are not believed are at greater risk than the general population for psychological, emotional, social and physical problems, often lasting into adulthood.
Step 1 Learn the facts and understand the risks Step 2 Minimize opportunity Step 3 Talk about it Step 4 Stay alert Step 5 Make a plan Step 6 Act on suspicions Step 7 Get involved
The staff at Campbell County Children’s Center is trained facilitators of the Darkness to Light program that teaches the community to prevent, recognize and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. The program is 3 hours and participants will receive a certificate and CEU credits.
For more information, contact the Campbell County Children’s Center at (423) 562-4190. To report child abuse or neglect, call 1-877-237- 0004.