Older Children May Present Significant Risk of Sexual Abuse if Not Monitored

Learn many ways to keep children better protected during TAALK’s 24hr TAALK-A-THON on April 29th, beginning at 8:00am(pdt). TAALK Tip # 5: Nearly 40 percent of children who are abused are abused by older and larger children that they know*. If you have multiple children, monitor their interactions closely. Abuse is more likely when there is several years age difference and the older one is in a position of authority over the younger child.

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“Experts estimate there are 39 million survivors of child sexual abuse in America alone and we believe it’s time to talk about it. Child sexual abuse is predictable, preventable, and everyone plays a part in the solution.” says TAALK host Diane Cranley

Laguna Niguel, CA (PRWEB) April 21, 2011

TAALK Tip # 5: Nearly 40 percent of children who are abused are abused by older and larger children that they know*. If you have multiple children, monitor their interactions closely. Abuse is more likely when there is several years age difference and the older one is in a position of authority over the younger child.

Watch the TAALK Tip #5 video here: http://www.taalk.org/TAALK-A-THON

Learn many ways to keep children better protected during TAALK’s 24hr TAALK-A-THON on April 29th, beginning at 8:00am(pdt). TAALK has gathered more than 60 of the worlds top experts and leaders in the child sexual abuse arena. “Child sexual abuse is predictable, preventable, and everyone plays a part in the solution. Experts estimate there are 39 million survivors of child sexual abuse in America alone and we believe it’s time to talk about it,”** says founder and host Diane Cranley.

Free international registration for the TAALK-A-THON is available on the TAALK web site, http://www.taalk.org/TAALK-A-THON (Listen live or at your convenience via rebroadcast).

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TAALK is a US-based, federally approved 501©(3) non-profit organization with a core belief that child sexual abuse is predictable, preventable, and we all play a part in the solution. TAALK is an acronym for Talk About Abuse to Liberate Kids. The TAALK dream is to eliminate child sexual abuse in communities around the world. Until then, TAALK will vigilantly carry out its mission to reduce children’s vulnerability to child sexual abuse and to support survivors through the healing process. TAALK will accomplish this mission through “Best-in-World” awareness, education, support, and collaborative solutions. For more about how TAALK is impacting the world and how you can impact your community, visit http://www.taalk.org.

*Abel, G., Becker, J., Mittelman, M., Cunningham-Rathner, J., Rouleau, J., & Murphy, W. (1987). Self reported sex crimes on non-incarcerated paraphiliacs. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 2(1), 3-25. Kilpatrick, D., Saunders, B., & Smith, D. (2003). Youth victimization: Prevalence and implications. U.S. Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice report.

**Abel, G., Becker, J., Mittelman, M., Cunningham-Rathner, J., Rouleau, J., & Murphy, W. (1987). Self reported sex crimes on non-incarcerated paraphiliacs. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 2(1), 3-25.

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24hr TAALK-A-THON to End Child Sexual Abuse We will host a 24 hour internet radio show with guest speakers each hour covering a variety of topics related to child sexual abuse awareness, prevention and support. Hear 60+ speakers from around the world with the brightest minds and the biggest hearts. It's an event you won't want to miss! Weⲥ breaking the silence together on April 29th, 8am(pdt) to 8am(pdt) on the 30th