CSA and Relationships – By The Numbers

For those who have been sexually abused as a child, there are many aspects of adult life where the impact can still be felt, including relationships.  Whether it is a friend, romantic partner, or child, navigating relationships can sometimes be uniquely challenging.  Here are some numbers shared by survivors who participated in our Childhood Abuse and Sexual Trauma (CAST) survey:

More than 8 in 10

Of those surveyed indicated that their relationships with their friends, colleagues, and classmates have been impacted by their childhood sexual abuse.

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Surviving CSA: Battling Struggles & Finding Strength

Approximately 1 in 6 men and 1 in 4 to 5 women will be sexually abused before the age of 18.1-2 Too often, their stories are silenced – by shame, guilt, fear.

771 survivors completed the Childhood Sexual Abuse and Trauma survey to make a difference in helping others understand the true impact of childhood sexual abuse (CSA) and how to support survivors and protect children.

Warning: May contain triggers for survivors of childhood sexual abuse

Talk about CSA
CSA statistics

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7 Things Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse Wish Others Knew

Thank you to the hundreds of respondents who completed the Childhood Abuse and Sexual Trauma (CAST) survey. Your willingness to share your truth will make a difference in helping others understand the true impact of childhood sexual abuse (CSA) and how to support survivors and protect children.

Telling others about experiences with CSA is never easy, and the reactions survivors receive can truly impact their healing. We asked survivors what they wished others knew about CSA. Here’s what they had to say:

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Take the Childhood Abuse and Sexual Trauma (CAST) Survey

Initial results from the Childhood Abuse and Sexual Trauma (CAST) Survey can be viewed here

Approximately 1 in 6 men and 1 in 4 to 5 women will be sexually abused before the age of 18. 1,2 Too often, their stories are silenced – by shame, guilt, fear.

Just as the experiences of abuse vary greatly from person to person, so do the outcomes. While some individuals experience no long-term effects from their experiences, others struggle with a host of lifelong challenges ranging from mental and emotional health to various physical health issues.

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