What is Child Sexual Abuse?

 
Child sexual abuse is any unwanted or coerced sexual contact or interaction between a child and an adult, an adolescent, or an older child. Incest is sexual contact or interaction between family members who are not married. Child sexual abuse can take many forms including indecent exposure, obscene phone calls, voyeurism, use of pornography, fondling, and oral, vaginal or anal intercourse.

Test your Knowledge 

1. If a child is sexually abused, there will usually be physical evidence. 

  1. True
  2. False

2. How easy or difficult would it be for you to identify a person who is a sex offender on a scale of 1-5,  with 1 being very easy and 5 being very difficult?  

1    2   3   4  5

3. Check off the characteristics of an adult who sexually abuses a child: 

  • Educated
  • Religious
  • Violent
  • Employed
  • Helpful
  • Married
  • Work with children
  • Immature
  • Poor
  • Rich
  • White
  • Black
  • Hispanic
  • Asian
  • Homosexual
  • Heterosexual
  • None or all of the above

4. Power and control are important issues for adults who sexually abuse children.  

  1. True
  2. False

5. How many girls are sexually abused by the age of 18? (circle one)  

  • 1 out  of  2
  • 1 out  of  4
  • 1 out of  10
  • 1 out of  20

6. How many boys are sexually abused by the age of 18?  

  • 1 out  of  3
  • 1 out  of 6
  • 1 out of 12
  • 1 out of 20

7. Circle some of the things that can be done to help a child recover from sexual abuse:  

  • Support
  • Believing
  • Counseling
  • Protection
  • All of the above

8. Child abuse may be perpetrated by the following people (check all that apply): 

  • Males
  • Females
  • Adults
  • Adolescents
  • Children ages 9-12
  • Senior Citizens
  • Persons in authority
  • Persons with little authority
  • Caregivers
  • Cousins
  • Sisters
  • Parents
  • Friends
  • Strangers
  • None of the above
  • All of the above

9. How do children feel about the person that sexually abused them?  

  1. love
  2. fear
  3. hate
  4. sadness
  5. confusion
  6. guilt
  7. all of the above
  8. none of the above.

 Answers: click here to see the answers 

1. - F

2.  - 5

3. - Sexual offenders can be any or none of he above. There is no typical profile of a sexual offender.

4. -  T

5. - b

6 - b

7. - e

8. - p

9. - g