Need to talk to someone immediately?
Call Kids Help Phone at 1-800-668-6868
Check their website at kidshelpphone.ca
For an emergency, call 911
Call childhelpusa at 1-800-422-4453 (1-800-4-A-CHILD)
Check their website at childhelpusa.org
For an emergency, call 911
Find information about child sexual abuse, and other types of abuse, at:
General information, FAQ's, sources of help, and other links,
for victims, abusers, and anyone who wants to help fight abuse.
Help me help stop child abuse and protect the children by going to:
Ways you can help me make a difference, or help make a difference yourself.
Child abuse is more common than most people think. Sexual abuse is the most secretive type of child abuse.
The easier it is for victims to find help or information, the sooner their abuse will stop. The sooner abusers get help, the less damage they will do. The more we all know about abuse, and how to recognize and help victims and abusers, the better this world will be. Whether you're an abuse victim, an abuser, or someone who wants to help with this problem, AbuseVictims.ca is a great place to find information that can help. I put that site together to provide information to help victims, abusers, and those who care. It was initially designed mainly for child sexual abuse victims, but I decided to make it more complete by adding sections for abusers and those who care.
On January 1, 2011 I decided it was time to begin working on what I really want to do with my life, create an organization to help protect children and help children live better lives, so I launched my newest site, ProtectingTheChildren.org. That site is about how you can help with the problem by taking action yourself, or by helping me do more. If we ALL work together, we can make a difference in the lives of abused children, and even make abuse less common.
Did you know that it is estimated 1 in 4 girls, (some estimate 1 in 3), and 1 in 6 boys, (some estimate 1 in 5), will be sexually abused at least once by the time they are 18? Did you know that most of them will be abused multiple times, and many will be abused regularly for years? Some children and teenagers end up living on the streets, becoming drug addicts or alcoholics, or even end up commiting suicide, because there is no other way out. Others who do get out, even those who were only abused once, can be seriously affected by what happened. Most victims never get help, and many of them become abusers themselves because that's "normal" to them. Even when the abuse is over, professional counseling is usually needed to help them get over what happened so they can live a normal life.
If you are a victim, talk to someone.
If you are an abuser, get help.
Everyone else - learn how to recognize victims and abusers, and how to help.
In some areas, it is a crime to not report known abuse, especially against children and teens.
If you are a US citizen and would like to help do something about child abuse:
sign this petition
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