Childhood sexual abuse (CSA) has increased during the COVID-19 crisis, in both online and offline worlds. Yet its identification through the child protection system remains minimal, despite continuing growth in police reports of sexual crimes against children. Why is this? And can it be changed? As one English support charityContinue Reading

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3683267/ Childhood abuse is unfortunately a common problem. In 2008, an estimated 772,000 children in the US were victims of maltreatment, with 120,000 substantiated cases of physical abuse and 70,000 of sexual abuse 1. The lifetime prevalence rate of physical abuse according to the National Comorbidity Survey is estimated at 16.5%Continue Reading