Did you know…….
That in Canada it is estimated that 1 in 3 girls and 1 in 5 boys will be sexually abused before their 18th birthday?
That in 95% of the cases the child and the child’s parents KNOW and TRUST the abuser?
That 70 to 80% of sexual abuse survivors report excessive drug and alcohol use?
That the median age for reported sexual abuse is 9 years old?
That fewer than 30% of parents ever discuss sexual abuse with their children and even then, most fail to mention that the abuser might be an adult friend or family member?
That approximately 20% of sexual abuse victims are under age 8?
That more than 80% of sexual abuse cases occur in one-adult/one-child situations?
That there IS something you can do? That there are 7 steps to protecting children? That in the space of a three hour workshop you can learn how to prevent, recognize and react responsibly to child sexual abuse?
Look at the statistics and think of the children in your life. Chances are you know one who is holding onto a horrible secret. Think this doesn’t happen in YOUR neighborhood? Think again.
Voice Found has an authorized facilitator of The Stewards of Children Program. Send a note to firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in attending a workshop. You can help PREVENT childhood sexual abuse. Use your voice.