Ten Sexual Abuse Prevention Essentials for Summer Camps and Programs

Depressed Child with his head in his hands

The risk of childhood sexual abuse is real. Here are some sobering statistics:

  • One in four girls and one in 13 boys experience sexual abuse at some point in childhood, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
  • Ninety-one percent of child sexual abuse is perpetrated by someone the child or the child’s family knows.

Given the thousands of children sexually abused each year, abuse prevention for youth-serving organizations is of paramount importance. As schools, nonprofit organizations and houses of worship open their doors for in-person summer camps and programming, Church Mutual recommends these 10 essentials of sexual abuse prevention:

Click here to read the article from the original source.