7 Ways Parents Can Protect Kids From Child Sexual Abuse

From Today:
Approximately 1 in 6 boys and 1 in 4 girls are sexually abused before the age of 18, according to the Centers for Disease Control. 90 percent of children who are victims of abuse know their abuser, according to government reports. 60 percent of child victims are sexually abused by the people a family trusts. Nearly 40 percent of child victims are abused by older or more powerful children.So what exactly can parents do? TODAY Parents asked experts for guidance on how to confront a threat that is still something many people feel “could never happen” to their child. “What the statistics really should be telling us is that… all of us who care about kids and mental health and communities ought to be doing something about it,” says Janet Rosenzweig, author of ‘The Sex-Wise Parent’ and executive director of The American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children. (Read more.)