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The FIONA Project is a music-video and concert movement to raise awareness of child sexual abuse and to generate much needed funding for prevention education and survivor support programs.

What You Need to Know about Child Sexual Abuse

20-25% of all children will be sexually abused before their 18th birthday, often by someone they know. Unfortunately, feelings of shame, fear and powerlessness–coupled with a lack of trust that anyone can or will protect them–prevents 9 out of 10 children who are being abused from telling anyone what is happening to them; and those who do try to tell are often misunderstood, not supported or not believed.

Without proper care, the effects of childhood sexual abuse are devastating and life-long, causing many psychological and physical symptoms over the course of the survivor’s life. Some common side-effects of childhood sexual abuse include but are not limited to:

  • depression
  • suicidal tendencies
  • self-injury/self-mutilation
  • job and career issues
  • low self-esteem or self-hatred
  • shame and guilt
  • sleep disturbances and disorders
  • lack of trust
  • revictimization
  • flashbacks/PTSD
  • dissociation
  • sexuality and intimacy issues
  • alcohol and drug abuse
  • eating disorders
  • long-term grieving

Through awareness and education, we can dramatically improve these statistics.

Children can be taught safe boundaries and behaviors; and what to do if someone is hurting them. Adults can gain a better understanding of this widespread social epidemic and how predators groom children for abuse, plus common symptoms of sexual abuse in a child and what to do if they suspect a child is being abused.

It is important to understand that child sexual abuse happens every day and causes serious, sometimes life-long effects.

It is equally important to understand: YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

Be a part of the solution

  • Protect the children in your life with these quick Rules to Remember.
  • Learn the signs and symptoms of abuse
  • Teach your children and students to tell if an adult is sexually hurting them.
  • Report suspected child sexual abuse incidents/abusers to the police and any agency through which they have access to children as part of their job or volunteer work.

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