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February 10, 2004
For immediate release

You Probably Do Not Know Who is Most Likely to Sexually Molest Your Child

Health and Social Services

The Provincial Child Sexual Abuse Advisory Committee will host a public information session for parents, caregivers, professionals, and the general public on protecting children ages 0 -18 from sexual abuse.

Topics to be discussed include:

Facts about Child Sexual Abuse

Child Sexual Development Normal and Problem Behavior

Child Molesters What do we know

Role of Police & Child Protection Investigation Process

School's Role in Educating Children about Sexual Abuse

Safety Tips

This material will be offered by representatives from Child & Family Services, Eastern School District, RCMP, Health and Social Services and the Office of the Attorney General.

"In an effort to prevent child sexual abuse, we as adults must become much more informed about this issue. Statistics tell us that all children and adolescents are at risk of being sexually abused before their 18th birthday. We must know the facts and we must work together to protect our children," said Rona Brown, Chair of the Provincial Child Sexual Abuse Advisory Committee.

This public information session will be held on Wednesday, February 11, 2004, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m., at the MacKinnon Lecture Theatre, Holland College, Charlottetown Centre (Kent Street entrance only).

The session is open to the public and all are welcome admission is free. This event is being held in recognition of Family Violence Prevention Week, February 8 - 14.



The Provincial Child Sexual Abuse Advisory Committee is a collaborative partnership between government and community organizations working together to address child sexual abuse and to promote increased awareness to this issue. The committee was formed in 1991 and continues to promote the needs of child sexual abuse victims, offenders, and their families. Representation on the committee includes:

Department of Health & Social Services

Department of Education

Office of the Attorney General

- Victim Services

- Probation Services

- Crown Attorney

- Sexual Deviance Specialist

Eastern School District

Adult Survivor

PEI Rape & Sexual Assault Crisis Centre


Summerside Police Service

Regional Health Authorities

- Community Mental Health

- Child & Family Services

- Family Ties

Community Legal Information Association

Mi'kmaq Family Resource Centre

Research tells us that all children ages 0 -18 are at risk of being sexually abused before their 18th birthday. Research also tells us that male children / teens are molested almost as frequently as females and that most child sexual abuse goes unreported. Some molesters abuse dozens of children before they are caught. More than 90% of child / teen victims are abused by someone they know and trust, someone you would never suspect!

Media Contact: Rona Brown
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