We are gathering information about the premise that "most kids don't tell" when they are sexually abused. Thank you for your assistance in helping us determine if crime statistics are accurately reflecting the true experience of child sexual abuse in our communities.

The Federal definition of child sexual abuse follows:

A) the employment, use, persuasion, inducement, enticement, or coercion of any child to engage in, or assist any other person to engage in, any sexually explicit conduct or simulation of such conduct for the purpose of producing a visual depiction of such conduct; or

(B) the rape, molestation, prostitution, or other form of sexual exploitation of children, or incest with children.

* 1. Are you an adult with a history of child sexual abuse?

* 2. Did you tell anyone about this while still a child?

* 3. If yes, who did you tell?

* 4. If you did not tell, why not?

* 5. Was your experience of child sexual abuse reported to CPS or law enforcement?

* 6. What would you like others to know about your experience and how it has affected you?

If you have not received healing from your past abuse, it is never too late. Please visit www.dcac.org and select Learn More to find a list of resources for survivors.