- 1 in 10 children are sexually abused before their 18th birthday.
- In 90% of cases, the child knows and trusts the abuser.
- 1 in 5 children are sexually assaulted while on the Internet.
- Survivors of child sexual abuse have a higher likelihood of psychological disorders, excessive drug and alcohol use, eating disorders, suicidal tendencies, and violence.
The YMCA has partnered with Darkness to Light to bring the Stewards of Children child sexual abuse prevention training to our communities. The two-hour training is designed to educate adults on how to recognize, prevent, and react responsibly to the reality of child sexual abuse, emphasizing child safety is every adult’s responsibility.
I PLEDGE TO KEEP KIDS SAFE