The statistics are staggering — one in 10 children experience some form of sexual abuse before they turn 18. And studies have shown that consequences don’t stop with the abuse, which has been linked to adverse health, mental and societal issues later in life.
It’s an issue that is of paramount importance in building healthy communities. There is no magic solution to preventing child sexual abuse, but experts agree that education is key.
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