About the Coalition To Prevent Child Sexual Abuse

The Coalition to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse “CPCSA” is an Albuquerque, NM based 501(c)3 nonprofit status through fiscal sponsorship agency, Capacity Builders, Inc. Our mission is to end child sexual abuse through preventative education for parents and guardians of young children. According to the Crimes Against Children Research Center, 1 in 5 girls and 1 in 20 boys is a victim of child sexual abuse. Sexual abusers are more likely to be people we know., and could well be people we care about; more than 8 out of 10 children who are sexually abused know their abuser. We provide seminars … Continue reading “About the Coalition To Prevent Child Sexual Abuse”

93% of youth offenders do not reoffend with proper treatment

Offenders: According to the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA) 93% do not reoffend with proper treatment. Common Myths Sex offenders never change All youth who are sex offenders have been sexually abused Only boys cause sexual harm If the child is young it’s usually not problematic Hard Facts According to the Crimes Against Children Research Center, 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 20 boys is a victim of child sexual abuse. Sexual abusers are more likely to be people we know, and could well be people we care about; more than 8 out of 10 children who … Continue reading “93% of youth offenders do not reoffend with proper treatment”

The Impact of Assault/Rape of a 14 year old

Neesha Arter illustrates the jarring reality of recovery from an eating disorder, which was precipitated by being raped at 14, an event initially denied by her conservative family. Neesha’s story identifies the cause of anorexia, and presents it as the central focus. CONTROLLED shows us the disheartening attempts made to persuade an otherwise normal teenage girl that she was not raped, and the subsequent demand by her parents to involve her in a legal case against her will. Go to Amazon.com to purchase.

Sexual Assault/Abuse Prevention for Teens

As a teen, you make important decisions about what or if any sexual activity is right for you. Agreeing to sexual activity with someone (saying “yes”, or giving “consent”) means that you have freely decided to engage in that activity. However, if you are pressured emotionally or physically, or if you go along with it because you don’t feel that you have a choice or because you don’t know how to get out of a situation (“coercion”), you are not giving consent. Any sexual contact that you don’t consent to is sexual assault. What’s the difference between sexual assault and … Continue reading “Sexual Assault/Abuse Prevention for Teens”

Our book is available in Spanish and English

Our book is designed to be read to children 3 years old and up, is available in Spanish and English. This is my Body and it belongs to me! ¡Este es mi cuerpo y Me pertenece a Mí! A sexual abuse prevention book to be read to children ages 3 and up and advice for parents Alisha Hawthorne-Martinez, LCSW La introducción a la prevención del abuso sexual infantil a leer a niños de 3 años de edad o m más… y consejo… Alisha Hawthorne-Martinez, LCSW

What Parents Should Know!

According to the Crimes Against Children Research Center, 1 in 5 girls and 1 in 20 boys is a victim of child sexual abuse. Very often the TV, radio and newspaper cover stories about children who are abused, abducted and even murdered, usually by strangers, but it is important to know that these are not typical sex crimes. Sexual abusers are more likely to be people we know, and could well be people we care about; after all, more than 8 out of 10 children who are sexually abused know their abuser. They are family members, friends, neighbors or babysitters … Continue reading “What Parents Should Know!”

More Tips for Parents

Safe touch and unsafe touch can be a difficult topic for adults to speak about with their kids. Introducing this concept at a young age helps children to develop protective capacities at an early age. The idea of “good touch/bad touch” may be confusing to children as all touch may be meant to feel good. Safe touch and unsafe touch are terms that are easier for children to grasp. Develop a code word or phrase with your child so they can communicate with you privately if they are feeling unsafe. This code word or phrase can be anything your child chooses and can remember. If your child tells you the … Continue reading “More Tips for Parents”

5 Steps to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse

5 Steps to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse Teach children about body safety and privacy at an early age. While stranger danger is an important safety topic, it is also essential to talk about body safety regarding people you may know and trust. Let your child know that no one has the right to see or touch their private areas, nor do they have the right to see or touch anyone else’s private parts.  Talk to children about internet safety, and assist them in the development of any online profile names or bio’s. Monitor their internet usage. When checking in on … Continue reading “5 Steps to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse”