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Childhood Sexual Assault Facts

Working Towards a Brighter Future

At Big Hugs for Little Hearts, we are dedicated to addressing urgent issues and raising awareness to support those in need. We believe in taking action promptly to shed light on some of society's most critical challenges. We invite you to join us in our mission to create a meaningful impact in the lives of others.

To comprehend the profound impact of child sexual assault, consider these essential facts:

  • Victims of sexual violence come from diverse backgrounds, irrespective of age, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender, or size.

  • No one ever invites or deserves to experience sexual violation; it is an act of violence and a punishable crime.

  • Sexual violence often occurs within relationships where the perpetrator may be a friend, family member, spouse, or dating partner.

  • Many sexual assaults, particularly on college campuses, involve the use of alcohol or other substances.

  • Perpetrators may employ alcohol, drugs, manipulation, or coercion rather than physical force to control victims, resulting in fewer apparent physical injuries.

  • Victims are targeted due to perceived vulnerability or opportunity, not their age, appearance, or attire.

  • Sexual assault is the most under-reported violent crime in the United States.

These facts underscore the critical importance of raising awareness and supporting survivors of sexual assault. Your involvement can make a meaningful difference in addressing this pervasive issue.

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