This Friday's TAALK-A-THON to Discuss Why 1 in 4 Girls and 1 in 6 Boys are Sexually Abused Before Age 18

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Free Registration for TAALK’s 24hr TAALK-A-THON this Friday, April 29th, beginning at 8:00am(pdt). You will hear from survivors of child sexual abuse and learn many ways to keep children better protected. TAALK has gathered more than 60 of the worlds top experts and leaders in the child sexual abuse arena to bring light to this world-wide epidemic.

Free Registration for the TAALK-A-Thon at http://www.taalk.org/TAALK-A-THON

Experts estimate that 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys are sexually abused before their 18th birthdays.

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).

TAALK Tip # 7: "Experts estimate that 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys are sexually abused before their 18th birthdays*. Moms Beware! Predators look for opportunities to be with children and they often prey on overworked, stressed, single Moms. If someone is overly eager to help you with the kids – driving them to lessons, picking them up from school, tutoring them, babysitting so you can have some time to yourself – this should be a red flag." says founder and host Diane Cranley.

Additional issues being discussed durring the 24hr TAALK-A-THON on Friday:

  • Stopping Those Who Sexually Abuse is Everyone's Responsibility
  • Understanding What Causes People to Offend and the Opportunities for Early Intervention
  • The Missing Link to Child Sexual Abuse Prevention - Offender Policy, Treatment and Community Reentry
  • Dare to Dream: Empowering Boys and Men Healing from Childhood Sexual Abuse
  • Who's Protecting Children's Rights?: The Challenges of the Family and Criminal Court Systems
  • How to Listen So People Will Tell: Creating a Safe Place for Survivors

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).

For more information, media should contact the public affairs office by e-mail at pa(at)taalk(dot)org or by phone at +1 (888) 808-6558.

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.

  • Fergusson, D., Horwood, L., & Lynskey, M. (1997). Childhood sexual abuse, adolescent sexual behavior, and sexual revictimization.     Child Abuse & Neglect, 21, 789-803

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