least two out of every ten little girls and at least one out of every ten
little boys are victims of a sexual abuser. That can change. We now have
the power to stop the abusers who commit 95 percent of the sex acts against
our children. We know who this abuser is, where to find him (or her), which
children are most at risk, and how to protect them.
Your Opportunity To Save Children
"The Child Molestation Prevention Plan" explains the basic facts about
child sexual abuse and presents a plan to protect children from
molestation. In it you will learn:
The Child Molestation Prevention Plan
1. Tell others the facts.
Tell your family and friends:
2. Focus on the cause: an ongoing sex drive directed toward children.
3. Act: diagnose early. Use tests, medicines, and sex-specific therapies.
Child Molestation and Public Health
molestation a public health problem? It qualifies on two counts: damage to
health and numbers of victims. Sexually abusing a child endangers that
child's physical and emotional health. And, unfortunately, the number of
victimized children is in the millions.
history of the world, only one strategy has worked to conquer a public
health problem: Focus on the cause.
the Child Molestation Prevention Plan's Step Two. What health professionals
have always done that worked is to first find out what causes the
disease or disorder. Then, they work to devise something - a vaccine, a
therapy, a medication, a nutritional change - that will stop that cause.
sexual abuse has four broad categories of cause. Here again, we follow a
well-known and successful strategy: Save the greatest number of victims in
the shortest possible time. To do this, we ask the classic medical
question: Which one cause, if we could eliminate it tomorrow, would
drastically reduce the number of victims? Here we are lucky, because the
cause that leads to 95 percent of the sex acts against our children has already
been discovered: an ongoing sex drive directed toward children. If we could
stop our older children, the ones who live ordinary lives in ordinary
families, from developing this disorder, the number of child victims would
Molestation Prevention Plan's Step One - Telling Others the Facts - is
equally proven and equally important. Once medical professionals know what
causes a disease or disorder, once they single out the major cause, the
next question is: How do we get people to do what is needed to rid our
country of this problem? How will they learn the facts? How can we convince
them to act on the facts? And at what speed?
that preventing child sexual abuse will be difficult because it demands
that all of us talk about child sexual abuse to friends and relatives who
may know none of the facts but may already have their minds set in
concrete. Convinced they know all they need to know, they may have decided
they don't want to hear anything about child molestation.
is our challenge. Can you learn the important facts presented on these
pages and can you tell them to your family, friends, and people in your
community? By doing so you will increase public awareness of the solution
to child sexual abuse and be part of creating a sexual abuse free
environment for all of the children in your family, neighborhood, and
Go to 1. Tell others the facts.