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.

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.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.

2 thoughts on “Take the Childhood Abuse and Sexual Trauma (CAST) Survey”

  1. I am 57 years old. I was sexually abused by my stepdad since I was in fourth grade, till I was a junior in highschool. Last year a friend of mine was working as a house keeper. It was very hard, you constantly felt criticized .I was sick all year and blood pressure high.iquit Monday. I feel so relieved. But I still feel I was being tore down everyday,not that I need any help, I do it tp myself all the time. It’s still a struggle all my life. I never feel good enough

    1. Gravity Network Team

      Hi Deb, Thank you so much for sharing your experiences with us. It sounds like you made the right decision for your personal well being, and we hope that healing will continue with time – There’s no timetable when it comes to coping/healing after abuse and please know that there are always resources available whenever you might need or want them. You can share your story here (https://gravity-network.org/community-share-your-story/) to connect with other members of the community. Also, if you haven’t already found someone to talk to. RAINN can help you find local support or they have a 24/7 helpline. Here’s their website: https://rainn.org. Take care, Amrita (Gravity Network Team Member).

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