FINAL PART OF 3-PART SERIES: PENN STATE SEXUAL ABUSE CASE

For Immediate Release: December 13, 2011
Contact: CDC Division of News & Electronic Media
(404) 639-3286

 
New survey finds these types of violence affect the health of millions of adults

 

PART 2 IN A 3-PART SERIES: PENN STATE SEXUAL ABUSE CASE

Early in November the nation was shocked when faced with the enormity of the sexual abuse allegations coming from Penn State. While the events are tragic, the continuous and in depth press coverage offers an opportunity to move forward in our battle to prevent child sexual assault and exploitation.

Media Advisory
For Immediate Release
Contact:
Kristen Houser, Vice President Communications
717-728-9740, Ext. 144

 

 

Sexual assault experts partner with Penn State

University Park, Pa. (Nov. 15, 2011) - The National Center for the Victims of Crime estimates  one in four girls and one in six boys will be sexually abused before their 18th birthday. Recent events at Penn State have sparked national attention around this issue, which is typically shrouded in silence and often unreported. How can society recognize child sexual abuse? What can people do to prevent it?  And what resources are available to victims and their families?  
 

The National Sexual Violence Resource Center serves as the nation’s principle information and resource center regarding all aspects of sexual violence. It provides national leadership, consultation and technical assistance by generating and facilitating the development and flow of information on sexual violence intervention and prevention strategies. The NSVRC works to address the causes and impact of sexual violence through collaboration, prevention efforts and the distribution of resources.
 

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