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What is Child Sexual Abuse?
Child sexual abuse, like other forms of sexual violence, is about power and control. Abusers can manipulate victims to stay quiet about the sexual abuse using a number of different tactics. Often an abuser will use their position of power over the victim to coerce or intimidate the child.
What are warning signs of Child Sexual Abuse?
Adapted from RAINN.
Prevention: Talking About Consent and Boundaries
8 years old or younger:
9-11 years old:
12-14 years old:
15-18 years old:
A Children’s Advocacy Center (“CAC”) provides a comprehensive, culturally competent, multi-disciplinary team response to allegations of child abuse in a dedicated, child-friendly setting. A CAC brings together members of the child protection, law enforcement, prosecution, victim advocacy, medical and mental health communities to provide child victims and their non-offending family members with comprehensive services designed to meet their individual needs.