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Why 1 in 10? A New Statistic For A New Era

The statistic that 1 in 10 children will experience sexual abuse before their 18th birthday is one of the most staggering statistics we have regarding the impact of child sexual abuse. This statistic is different than the widely accepted “1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys.” We are often asked, “Why are you using a different statistic?” Let’s take a look at the answer to that and other frequently asked questions regarding 1 in 10. I read that 1 in 4 girls and 1 …

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Did You Know?

                             Help us tell the world that one million is not enough. Share this graphic to help spread awareness of the issue and then join the Darkness to Light movement to protect children at www.D2L.org/JoinUs.

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The Hallway of Healing

By Ellen Magnis It’s hard to believe that it is April again, the time when those of us who live in the world of child abuse prevention, intervention, and treatment put out our rallying cries in a louder voice perhaps than at any other time of year. It is our soapbox time, our time to signal to our communities to wake up, to pay attention, to learn more, to become empowered with knowledge about our cause. The statistics and stories remain daunting in our world. Those of us who are part of …

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The need for child sexual abuse legislation

On April 30, D2L held its very first Reddit AMA on child sexual abuse prevention in honor of Child Abuse Awareness Month. We received many great questions that will be featured in our May blog series. QUESTION Do you think the government should mandate preventative education for K-8? OUR ANSWER Over the past few years, we’ve seen much more governmental involvement and interest in child sexual abuse legislation. This is certainly one avenue to prevention and early intervention, and lately there has been some success …

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A New Prevalence Statistic: 1 in 10 children will be sexually abused before they reach 18

Many of you are familiar with the statement, “One in four girls and one in six boys will be sexually abused before their 18th birthday.” This statistic came from the original Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study published by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Over the past two decades, it has been widely used within industries that study, work with, or advocate for children. Until recently, it was also found in Darkness to Light’s prevention and education resources, including the original version of our Stewards …

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Growing Roses

“It will never rain roses: when we want to have more roses, we must plant more roses.” –– George Eliot   Most people can agree that the rose is one of nature’s most beautiful flowers. A vase of roses can brighten a room, and there is nothing quite like a rose bush filled with blooms of any variety or color. In fact, a healthy rose bush is part of and helps support a healthy ecosystem. Whether wild or landscaped, it adds an aesthetic touch to …

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