Other Prevention Education Programs
If you would like more information on Programs and Trainings contact our Education Directors
Lebanon County Contact: Courtney Meyer at 1-717-270-6972 ext 351 or email email@example.com
Schuylkill County Contact: Clarissa Geary at 570-628-2965 ext 22 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
About Sexual Violence
Child sexual abuse is an exploitation of power that takes away a child’s right to healthy and trusting relationships.
The experience that young people have with sexual violence can take on many forms including sexual harassment, pressure in dating relationships to engage in sexual behaviors, or pressure to send sexual pictures or texts.
Sexual violence is a widespread social problem that affects women from all backgrounds (CDC, 2010; Fanflik, 2007).
Nearly 24 percent of men experience some form of sexual violence in their lifetime (CDC, 2010).
People who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer/questioning (LGBTQ) experience sexual violence at higher rates than people who identify as heterosexual.
Oppression & Sexual Violence
Sexual violence does not occur in isolation. Victims of sexual violence are affected by many forms of oppression, including racism, sexism, classism, heterosexism, ageism, ableism and others.
There is no single “profile” or set of characteristics to describe people who commit sexual offenses.