STATE OF WISCONSIN
The purpose of this memo is to underscore the problem of child sexual abuse, and to provide you access to resources related to child sexual abuse. The problem of child sexual abuse is far more pervasive than most of us care to admit. The Wisconsin State Legislature, committees on sexual assault, womens organizations, and parents have voiced a deep concern over this limited awareness on the part of the general public and others. National studies estimate that up to 500,000 children are sexually abused in this country every year. One in four females and one in seven males will experience some form of sexual abuse prior to age 18.
The Wisconsin Legislature has established a Childrens Trust Fund which centers its activities on the prevention of child abuse. Information regarding the Childrens Trust Fund along with many other resources are listed in the attached Child Sexual Abuse Resource/Materials List.
The attached Child Sexual Abuse Resource/Materials List provides human service agencies, case managers, therapists, educators, caregivers and families an organized listing of child sexual abuse information sites, along with selected articles that are available to them from that source. The resource list is separated into a listing of Wisconsin Resources and National Resources and how to contact them.
The Child Sexual Abuse Materials List is also divided into four informational categories: General Resources, Resources for Caregivers, Child Treatment Resources, and Parent and Family Treatment Resources. This listing provides many selected articles, materials and other information that are available from a particular source.
The Child Sexual Abuse Resource/Materials List provides a contact person, address, phone number and Internet Web site (if available) for the source that you may want information from. Please use this information to contact the Foundations, Trusts, Clearinghouses and Societies directly to request materials, articles and other information you desire.
The listing attached is intended to be a beginning, and updated as new resources
are identified. If you have any additional resources, materials or other information
related to child sexual abuse that should be added to either list, please contact George
Hulick at (608) 266-0907
Attachments: Child Sexual Abuse Resource/Materials List (PDF)