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.
We want to hear from you
Help others better understand the impact of childhood sexual abuse by taking the Childhood Abuse and Sexual Trauma (CAST) survey so we can more effectively support survivors and prevent future abuse.
The survey should take approximately 25 minutes to complete and is completely confidential in nature. You can take breaks if needed, just click on the link from the same device to start where you left off. No personal information will be collected without your consent, and data will only be shared on an aggregate level.
Results from the survey will be shared back with the Gravity Network community, as well as with those who support survivors of CSA.
Thank you for being a valued member of our community and for supporting our efforts. #ImListening
The Gravity Network Team
Note: Sharing details of past abuse can trigger memories of abuse. If you find this to be overwhelming, please seek therapeutic support. If you are experiencing a crisis, immediate support can be found here.
- Adult Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse. RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network). https://www.rainn.org/articles/adult-survivors-child-sexual-abuse. Accessed December 15, 2017.
- The Scope of Child Sexual Abuse Definition and Fact Sheet. Stop It Now! http://www.stopitnow.org/faq/the-scope-of-child-sexual-abuse-definition-and-fact-sheet. Accessed December 15, 2017.