Child sexual abuseOne in five u.s. children are sexually abused in the U.S.
The consequences of this preventable crime are serious and lifelong. You can help make children safe from sexual predators. Stay informed of the facts, hear from survivors, find resources for healing, learn how to protect your child, and take action.
What is Child Sexual Abuse?
While laws vary across states, a good working definition of child sexual abuse is when an adult or an older, or more powerful child uses a child for sexual gratification.
Child pornography, sexting and other cybercrimes
We’ve all heard about predators using the internet to exploit children. How much should you worry about your own children? We answer some of your questions here.
Ana Wagner is a leader in New York’s movement to protect children from sexual abuse. Despite the challenges of motherhood, marriage, cultural oppression, and the memories of her haunting experiences, Ana Wagner advocates for the right of children to grow up free from abuse and maltreatment.
This is her story.
You never forget
I didn’t disclose until I was 52 years old. Somebody told me that the teacher who sexually abused me was still working in a school all these years later. I knew I had to act but when I told the police they said there was nothing they could do.
We can protect these children
Statute of Limitation Reform
“There’s nothing we can do.” That’s the answer most survivors get when they report their abuse to the police. Once a survivor reaches the age of 23 their rapist or molester is protected by law. There really is nothing the police can do. The law protects the predator not the child. Statute of limitation reform changes that.
Sex Offender registry
Sex Offender Registries are more helpful if sex offenders are on them. Did you know that most are not? When sex offenders are protected not prosecuted they never make it as far as court. They are free to keep abusing children, and good parents, schools and hospitals, and others are lulled into a false sense of security.
The Window Period
Protecting children means happier, healthier lives.
The Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE) Study shows how childhood trauma leads to shorter, sicker lives. We protect children and prevent ACEs. Take action now, you can help us break the cycle of abuse.