May is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and in this article we’re going to unpack some helpful information parents need to know.
What Parents Need to Know about Sexual Abuse
Here are some stats parents should be aware of:
- According to the National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey in 2010 nearly 1 out of 5 women and 1 out of 21 men have been raped, sexually assaulted, or sexually coerced in their lifetime.
- A 2000 report by the Bureau of Justice Statistics Sexual Assault of Young Children as Reported to Law Enforcement found the following:
- 67% of all reported cases of sexual assault were victims under the age of 18. And, more than half of all juvenile cases were children under the age of 12.
- 1 out of 7 victims of sexual assault were under age 6.