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HOW BIG IS THE PROBLEM?
Child sexual abuse is a significant but preventable public health problem. Many children wait to report or never report child sexual abuse.
91% of chid sexual abuse is perpetrated by someone the child or child’s family knows.
Experiencing child sexual abuse is an adverse childhood experience (ACE) that can affect how a person thinks, acts, and feels over a lifetime, resulting in short- and long-term physical and mental/emotional health consequences.
The total lifetime economic burden of child sexual abuse in the United States in 2015 was estimated to be at least $9.3 billion. Although this is likely an underestimate of the true impact of the problem since child sexual abuse is underreported.
National Sexual Assault Hotline
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is the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization. RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline (800.656.HOPE, online.rainn.org y rainn.org/es) in partnership with more than 1,000 local sexual assault service providers across the country and operates the DoD Safe Helpline for the Department of Defense. RAINN also carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help survivors, and ensure that perpetrators are brought to justice.
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Our mission is to teach and promote child safety best practices and prevention programs that empower parents, professionals and community leaders to help protect our children from harm's way.
Increasing child safety is the number one priority of AllianceNow, and we believe that the key to keeping our children safe is in community connections. We aim to improve the resources available to the community by facilitating partnerships and providing services that address public issues. Right now, with the current state of the world, we are focusing on at-home resources and tools that will bring awareness, educate, and promote community. AllianceNow is able to continue in this mission through private funders and generous donations from individuals like you.
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Hotline Contact Information
Phone: 800.4.A.CHILD (800.422.4453)
People They Help: Child abuse victims, parents, concerned individuals
Help for Parents
National Parent Helpline®
Phone: 855.4APARENT (855.427.2736) (available 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., PST, weekdays)
People They Help: Parents and caregivers needing emotional support and links to resources
Child Sexual Abuse
Darkness to Light
Phone: 866.FOR.LIGHT (866.367.5444)
People They Help: Children and adults needing local information or resources about sexual abuse
National Human Trafficking Hotline
People They Help: Victims of human trafficking and those reporting potential trafficking situations
National Domestic Violence Hotline
Phone: 800.799.SAFE (800.799.7233)
Video Phone Only for Deaf Callers: 206.518.9361
People They Help: Children, parents, friends, offenders
National Alliance on Mental Illness
Phone: 800.950.NAMI (800.950.6264) (available 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., ET, weekdays)
People They Help: Individuals, families, professionals