Children who have been sexually abused may display a range of emotional and behavioral reactions, many of which are characteristic of children who have experienced other types of trauma.
Many children wait to report or never report child sexual abuse. 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.
Estimating a Child Sexual Abuse Prevalence Rate for Practitioners: A Review of Child Sexual Abuse Prevalence Studies
The latest available child maltreatment data. Published February 2021, The Crimes Against Children Research Center breaks down the 2019 National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System (NCANDS) numbers.