I usually post happy quotes, but in real life, there is also sadness. Please read all this information. We are all responsible for the prevention of sexual assault on children and adults. As a society, we must continue to dispel the stigma of silence in our history. The silence was once a part of the legal system supported by Freud, the justice system, and doctors which conditioned, our culture to avoid the truth. When a child displayed signs of gonorrhea, it was silenced until the event of a microscope. Until this day, people still fear speaking out because of the effect this had. It always involves the patriarchal system, religion, and power. As women, we can take control by breaking the silence. With awareness breeds change; Having a new platform is the first step. Everyone can make a difference, in your own home and communities. By bringing awareness to parents how to suspect signs and be supportive can be an act of prevention. By educating children brings awareness and can prevent abuse from happening. Break the silence, stop the cycle.
In my undergrad work, I majored in psychology as well as fine art.
I have extensive research on this topic, in particular, nine credits in Child sexual abuse. If anyone wants more sources or a discussion, please DM me.
Every 98 seconds someone in the U.S. is sexually assaulted.
The Facts are Staggering:
* 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)
* 1 in 5 children are solicited sexually while on the Internet before the age of 18. (National Children’s Alliance: Nationwide Child Abuse Statistics)
* 30% of sexual abuse is never reported. (Child Sex Abuse Prevention and Protection Center)
* Nearly 70% of all reported sexual assaults (including assaults on adults) occur to children age 17 and under. (Children’s Advocacy Center)
* 90% of child sexual abuse victims know the perpetrator in some way. (U.S. Department of Justice)
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