Thhis report calls for a collective investment nationwide in defending our children from exposure to violence and psychological trauma, in healing families and communities, and in enabling all of our children to imagine and claim their safe and creative development and their productive futures. It discusses sexual violence, as well as physical violence, exposure to intimate partner violence, and community violence.
This guide is designed to help you better understand the mandated reporter statute and to outline appropriate actions you should take if you know or suspect a child is being abused or neglected.This guide includes information on:- The process for reporting suspected child maltreatment- The partnership with law enforcement, child protection and licensing agencies- Conditions of neglect and abuse that should be reported- Some behaviors and characteristics of children and families who may need help- Relevant state statutes.Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect: A Resource Guide for Mandated Reporters
The 2008 edition of the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault’s Report on Research on Rape and Violence, CALCASA's annual compendium of statistics and research on sexual assault and other forms of community violence is now available on our website for viewing and downloading.
The following Guidelines were developed as a resource for caregivers in childcare centers and preschools who are challenged with the many complicated issues concerning early childhood sexuality. Administrators will also find these guidelines useful in developing policies concerning sexual issues within the preschool setting. The Guidelines reflect a comprehensive approach to sexuality education and are organized into six key concepts, which are: human development; relationships; personal skills; behaviors; health; and society and culture. Each key concept includes specific related topics and age-appropriate developmental messages.
Right from the Start: Guidelines for Sexuality Issues, Birth to Five Years
This statement from the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) concerns the criminal sentencing of Jerry Sandusky to 30-60 years behind bars for child sexual abuse. NSVRC supports these young men and their loved ones who endured years of pain, waiting for justice to be served. Judge Cleland reassured victims by saying, "It is for your courage, not your assault that you will be remembered." The NSVRC echoes this sentiment and applauds the victims’ strength and courage and hopes today brings them an opportunity to further their own paths to healing. Read full statement.
Vera’s Center on Victimization and Safety partnered with the Ms. Foundation for Women in 2012 to examine the prevalence of this abuse and existing responses and to recommend next steps for a national strategy to respond to this epidemic. This issues brief summarizes the study, its findings, and its recommendations.
This report presents findings from the National Incident-Based Reporting System regarding sexual assault of young children. The data are based on reports from law enforcement agencies of 12 States and covers the years 1991 through 1996. The report presents sexual assault in 4 categories: forcible rape, forcible sodomy, sexual assault with an object, and forcible fondling. Findings include statistics on the incidence of sexual assault, the victims, their offenders, gender, response to these crimes, locality, time of incident, the levels of victim injury, victims' perceptions of offenders' ages, and victim-offender relationships, and other detailed characteristics. Sexual Assault of Young Children as Reported to Law Enforcement: Victim, Incident, and Offender Characteristics
This research brief, reviews articles that explore the connection between childhood sexual abuse (CSA) and subsequent sexual victimization in adulthood. It demonstrates the significant link between childhood and adulthood sexual revictimization, as well as related health problems.
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