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2012 Final Report by Missouri’s Task Force on the Prevention of Sexual Abuse of Children

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Author(s): Missouri’s Task Force on the Prevention of Sexual Abuse of Children

Published: December 2012

Report Intro/Brief:
“Sexual abuse of children is a “silent epidemic” throughout Missouri and the rest of the United States, according to the report’s authors, who reference studies indicating as many as a quarter of U.S. girls and 16 percent of boys experience sexual abuse during childhood.

The report recommends the expansion of community-based sexual abuse prevention education programs, and supplying children with age-appropriate information regarding physical boundaries and inappropriate touching. The report addresses the specific need for sexual abuse education for children with disabilities and children that live in lower-income homes, as both demographics are at higher risk for abuse than the general population.

The Task Force encourages the expansion of home-visiting programs involving trained professionals and additionally recommends that all schools and organizations serving young people should have child sexual abuse prevention policies in place.”
-James Swift of YouthToday

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