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You Probably Know Someone Who Has Been Sexually Abused…..

1 in 4 girls is sexually abused before the age of 18….

1 in 6 boys is sexually abused before the age of 18….

1 in 5 children are solicited sexually while on the internet….

Nearly 70% of all sexual assault reported occurs to children 17 years of age and under….

An estimated 39 million survivors of childhood sexual abuse exist in America today….

30% to 40% of victims are abused by a family member….

50% of victims are abused by someone outside the family whom they know and trust….

Approximately 40% of victims are abused by an older or larger child whom they know….

More than 50% of victims abused by older or larger children are under the age of 12

Only 10% of abuse occurs at the hand of strangers….

The median age for reported abuse is 9 years old….

More than 20% of children are sexually abused before the age of 8….

Nearly 50% of all victims of forcible sodomy, sexual assault with an object, and forcible fondling are children under the age of 12….

Overly 30% of victims NEVER disclose their abuse to ANYONE….

80% of victims initially deny abuse or are tentative in disclosing…of those that do disclose, 75% do it accidentally, and more than 20% eventually recant even though the abuse DID occur.

Fabricated sexual abuse account for only 1% to 4% of all reported cases.  75% are reported by adults and 25% are reported by children.  Children only fabricate 1/2 % (0.5 percent) of the time.

Children who keep it a secret, or they tell and aren’t believed, are at greater risk than the general population for psychological, emotional, physical, and social problems lasting into adulthood….

Serial child molesters can have upward 400 victims in their lifetime….

60% of all teen pregnancies is preceded by experiences of molestation, rape, or attempted rape….

Sexually abused children often become dependent on alcohol and drugs, develop eating disorder, suffer from depression, experience suicidal thoughts, and engage in risky and promiscuous sexual behavior (incl prostitution).

Help Is Available…..
(click on the links below to navigate to each site)

National Runaway Switchboard: 1-800-RUNAWAY

Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network (RAINN): 1-800-656-HOPE

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC): 1-800-THE-LOST

National Trafficking Hotline: 1-888-3737-888

Childhelp USA National Child Abuse Hotline: 1-800-422-4453 or 1-800-4-A-CHILD

Hopeline – 1 800 SUICIDE

www.itsyourchoiceonline.com

www.TAALK.org

                                                                         Community Forums/Blogs

www.eternitysunrise.org – online magazine and survivor blog

  

Media Resources

Comfortinthestorm

Making of a Girl

Facebook: Comfort In The Storm

Twitter: @comfortndstorm

Email…..comfortinthestormblog@gmail.com

Phone…..562 270-4009

 

1 comment

  • richard says:

    Please feel free to post what is on your heart. This site is for you. We will strive to help you as you heal, vent, and express. Our desire is help survivors and the people they rely on as their support system thrive.
    Please use the links we add, they have excellent information from knowledgeable people familiar with this journey we find ourselves taking.


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