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Child Sexual Abuse

What is child sexual abuse

Child sexual abuse is a form of child abuse that includes sexual activity with a minor. A child cannot consent to any form of sexual activity, period. When a perpetrator engages with a child this way, they are committing a crime that can have lasting effects on the victim for years. Child sexual abuse does not need to include physical contact between a perpetrator and a child.

Some forms of child sexual abuse include:

  • Exhibitionism, or exposing oneself to a minor
  • Fondling
  • Intercourse
  • Masturbation in the presence of a minor or forcing the
    minor to masturbate
  • Obscene phone calls, text messages, or digital interaction
  • Producing, owning, or sharing pornographic images or
    movies of children
  • Sex of any kind with a minor, including vaginal, oral, or
    anal
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sex trafficking
  • Any other sexual conduct that is harmful to a child’s
    mental, emotional, or physical welfare
  • Who Sexually Abuses Children?
  • Behavioral Indicators in Child
  • What is the Impact of Abuse on Children?
  • Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse Works -I suggest a new picture here
  • What to do if you Suspect a Child is Being Abused of a Child Reports Being Abused?
  • Reporting Suspected Child Abuse
  • What to do After Abuse is Reported and Investigated?
  • Add: For more information, see the Resources Page (Link to Child Abuse
    Resources page)

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The Coalition for Children is a not-for-profit (501c(3)) organization founded by Dr. Sherryll Kraizer in 1982. The mission of the Coalition for Children is enhancing the well-being of children, families and society by providing positive, effective, multidisciplinary and culturally diverse prevention programming in collaboration with other organizations and individuals

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The Coalition for Children is a not-for-profit (501c(3)) organization founded by Dr. Sherryll Kraizer in 1982. The mission of the Coalition for Children is enhancing the well-being of children, families and society by providing positive, effective, multidisciplinary and culturally diverse prevention programming in collaboration with other organizations and individuals.

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kraizer@safechild.org

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