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CHILD ABUSE AWARENESS AND PREVENTION

The safety and well-being of children at the Y is, and always will be, our top priority.  We know that today:

  • 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys in the U.S. experience sexual abuse by the age of 18.

  • 90 percent of children who are abused know the abuser.

  • There are more than 42 million survivors of child sexual abuse in the U.S. Yet, many child victims may never disclose their abuse.

  • 1 in 5 children is solicited sexually on the Internet before the age of 18.

Yet, when adults collectively understand the risks and red flags of child sexual abuse, we can do more to keep kids safe. When we all take action, abuse is preventable.

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