This research report discusses the outcomes of a study conducted to understand the help-seeking patterns of behavior among teens who experienced sexual assault and reported it.  The study found patterns in reporting, including reports that were voluntary, reports that were involuntary, and reports prompted by the circumstances of the assault.  The research suggests that teens who made voluntary reports were more likely to stay enaged in the legal system.

This tool provides an overview OverviewCoverof healthy childhood sexual development by exploring age-appropriate behaviors and skills and information on supporting healthy development. In Spanish.

Since the American Academy of Pediatrics published its last policy statement on this topic in 1994, additional information and data have emerged about sexual assault and rape in adolescents, the adolescent's perception of sexual assault, and the treatment and management of the adolescent who has been a victim of sexual assault. This new information mandates an updated knowledge base for pediatricians who care for adolescent patients. This statement provides that update, focusing on sexual assault and rape in the adolescent population.
 
Care of the Adolescent Sexual Assault Victims

This review provides data on the experiences of users of the Children’s Justice Act telemedicine pilot project.
 
Child Sexual Assault Telemedicine Program Assessment

This publication is provided as a starting point for professional organizations and educational institutions to prepare their helping professionals, including doctors, dentists, nurses, veterinarians, and beyond, to develop the skills and competencies needed to meet the needs of individuals who may have experienced abuse and violence.

The resource proposes strategies communities can consider to promote the types of relationships and environments that help children grow up to be healthy and productive citizens so that they, in turn, can build stronger and safer families and communities for their children. It is directed toward anyone committed to the positive development of children and families, and specifically to the prevention of all forms of child abuse and neglect.

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This research paper provides information on behavioral and physical findings consistent with child sexual abuse.
 
Evaluating the Child for Sexual Abuse

La tarjeta fue diseñada para profesionales de salud y incluye preguntas potenciales para madres como, "¿Mi pareja me fuerza a hacer cosas sexuales que yo no quiero?" "¿Mi pareja apoya mis decisiones sobre cuándo o si quiero tener más hijos?" y "¿Me siento tan triste que no puedo levantarme de la cama, o cuidar del bebé?" También disponible en inglés.

This fact sheet studies children's exposure to sexually explicit material and sexual exploitation. Also see the fact sheet on the Impact of Media and Technology on Youth.

Information for this fact sheet is drawn from the National Plan to Prevent the Sexual Exploitation of Children.

This fact sheet provides data on youth and technology, Internet activities, mobile media, and games. Also see the fact sheet on the Impact of Exposure to Sexually Explicit and Exploitive Materials.

Information for this fact sheet is drawn from the National Plan to Prevent the Sexual Exploitation of Children.

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