” 73% of sexual assaults were perpetrated by a non-stranger “
– U.S. Department of Justice (2005) / National Crime Victimization Study (2005)
About Sexual Violence: Myth vs. Fact
- Incest may be known as: Sexual activities between persons who are related to each other whether or not they live in the same house.
- In 2005, the New Mexico Statewide Victimization Survey showed 97% of children 12 years of age or younger are sexually abused by someone they know; most often their father, uncle or stepfather
- Future predisposition of teen pregnancy: Maybe increased likelihood in comparison to non-sexually abused children
- Alcohol, GHB, Ecstasy, Rohypnol, and Ketamine can all be used to incapacitate a person for the purpose of a sexual assault.
- Human Trafficking is known as a form of modern day slavery
About Sexual Violence: Set Clear Family Boundaries
- Discuss and communicate boundaries. Explain what they are and how to set boundaries in a healthy and safe manner.
- Discuss respect, self-respect and respect for others.
- Discuss the right to be safe and the right to get help.
- Discuss responsibilities and the fact that each person is responsible for their own actions.
- Remind adults, children and youth that every family member is entitled to privacy while dressing, bathing etc.
- Teach children how to say no to uncomfortable things.
- Help children to know the different types of body parts they have, who is allowed to see them and when or why.
- Seek help from your local, state or national organizations to communicate with your family about Primary Prevention.
Together we can prevent the sexual abuse of children.
Download PDF document “Prevention Tools”
La Piñon staff and advocates provide responsive, flexible presentations and professional training sessions concerning sexual assault issues and safety. If you think it would be beneficial to host a La Piñon presentation, please request a presentation or get in touch.