1 out of 3 girls and 1 out of 6 boys will be molested by the age of 18.
90% of them will be molested by someone they know, trust, and possibly love.
95% of sexual abuse is preventable through education per the Child Molestation Research and Prevention Institute.
Child molesters deliberately target those who do not educate themselves, are too uncomfortable to talk about it, too polite to speak up.
And yet it is rarely taught in our schools and youth-serving organizations and parents rarely seek the training for themselves. If you have landed here you are the exception and I applaud you for your efforts thus far.
What I taught my daughter ultimately stopped a teacher who had been molesting his students for seven years. Let me teach you how to predict, prevent and react to Child Sexual Abuse.
In 2007, my daughter was molested by her third-grade teacher. Using what I taught her, she was able to stop a child molester who had been molesting his students for seven years. Since then, through extensive training, I have learned what grooming behavior is and know there were many red flags that myself and the school shoud have and would have caught had we been trained on what to look for. I have made it my life's work to teach parents, schools, and youth-serving organizations how to predict, prevent, and react to child sexual abuse and sexual assault.
Silence is compliance. When we are not educating ourselves and those who are trusted with our kids we are allowing this to happen. The only way we are going to stop this epidemic is to educate to eliminate!
- There are more than 42 million survivors of sexual abuse in America. (National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse)
- 1 in 3 girls are sexually abused before the age of 18. (The Advocacy Center)
- 1 in 5 boys are sexually abused before the age of 18. (The Advocacy Center)
- “More than 90% of individuals with a developmental delay or disability will be sexually assaulted at least once in their lifetime.” (Valenti-Heim, D.m Schwartz L.)
- 1 in 5 children are solicited sexually while on the Internet before the age of 18. (National Children’s Alliance: Nationwide Child Abuse Statistics)
- 90% of child sexual abuse victims know the perpetrator in some way. (U.S. Department of Justice)
- 30% of sexual abuse is never reported. (Child Sex Abuse Prevention and Protection Center)
- Nearly 70% of all reported sexual assaults occur to children age 17 and under. (Children’s Advocacy Center)
- Approximately 20% of the victims of sexual abuse are under age eight. (Broward County)
- “A typical pedophile will commit 117 sexual crimes in a lifetime.” (National Sex Offenders Registry)
95% of sexual abuse is preventable through education. (Child Molestation Research and Prevention Institute)
Consequences - We are killing the future potential of our kids and students, victims of child sexual abuse:
- Perform lower on cognitive ability, academic achievement and memory assessment
- Have 3 – 4 X higher percentage of substance abuse
- Have a significant increase in truancy and drop-out rates
- Have 2.2 X higher percentage of teen pregnancy
- Have 3 to 5 X rate of delinquency and crime
- Have a 2 x higher percentage of PTSD including anxiety, depression, and suicide
- Have a 2 x higher percentage of obesity and eating disorders
- 30% more likely to have diabetes, cancer, heart problems, stroke or hypertension
- Life expectancy is 10 – 20 years less than people who have not been abused
Economic Impact (in addition to emotional cost the victims and their families bear):
As a tax-payer you'll be shocked to find out. The average lifetime cost per victim of child abuse is $210,012* costing the U.S. billions annually. These expenses are largely paid for by the public sector - the taxpayer.
The costs include:
- Healthcare costs
- Criminal justice costs
- Child welfare costs
- Special education costs
- Productivity losses
*Fang, X., Brown, D., Florence, C., Mercy, J. (2012) The economic burden of child maltreatment in the United States and implications for prevent. Child Abuse & Neglect, 36:2,156-165
Safety 1st Program
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CSA Prevention Training
Child Sexual Abuse is predictable and preventable. Take my training to learn how to predict, prevent, and react to child sexual abuse. This is NOT convered in CA Mandated Reporter Training. That is reactive, my training is preventative!