The risk of childhood sexual abuse is real. Here are some sobering statistics:
- One in four girls and one in 13 boys experience sexual abuse at some point in childhood, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
- Ninety-one percent of child sexual abuse is perpetrated by someone the child or the child’s family knows.
Given the thousands of children sexually abused each year, abuse prevention for youth-serving organizations is of paramount importance. As schools, nonprofit organizations and houses of worship open their doors for in-person summer camps and programming, Church Mutual recommends these 10 essentials of sexual abuse prevention:
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