I.S.U.V.O.A. supports men, women and children that have suffered from the effects of sexual violence and child abuse.
We draw upon our own personal experience and knowledge
as survivors that have endured these tragedies ourselves.
We blend together our insights and unique perspectives in a way that is rarely seen to help others gain understanding to heal and be empowered as well to become more than just
mere survivors. We hope that you enjoy our website as we each share our unique stories we each have in our journey as individuals and as friends. Our hope is that you can be
encouraged and empowered to continue on the journey just as we have to find the peace of mind, strength and understanding to rise up against the devastating effects of abuse just as we have done. We share the hope that is within us to help you and others understand that healing is possible and that together we can make this world a safer place for your children today.
The statistics tell the heartbreaking story.
A report of child abuse is made every ten seconds.
Almost five children die every day as a result of child abuse.
More than three out of four are under the age of 4.
1 out of every 4 girls are sexually abused
1 out of every 6 boys is sexually abused
1 in 5 children are solicited sexually while on the internet.
Nearly 70% of all reported sexual assaults (including assaults on adults) occur to children ages 17 and under.
85% of child abuse victims never report their abuse.
Nearly 50% of all victims of forcible sodomy, sexual assault with an object,
and forcible fondling are children under 12.
More than 90% of abusers are people children know, love and trust.
68% of victims abuse by a family member.
Evidence that a child has been sexually abused is not always obvious,
and many children do not report that they have been abused.
Young victims may not recognize their victimization as sexual abuse.
Nearly 70% of child sex offenders have between 1 and 9 victims… at least 20% have 10 to 40 victims.
An average serial child molester may have as many as 400 victims in his lifetime.
Nearly 50% of women in prison state that they were abused as children.
The way a victim's family responds to abuse plays an important role in how the incident affects the victim.
Sexually abused children who keep it a secret or who "tell" and are not believed are at greater risk than the general population for psychological, emotional, social, and physical problems often lasting into adulthood.
Women who report childhood rape are 3 times more likely to become pregnant before age 18.
An estimated 60% of teen first pregnancies are preceded by experiences of molestation, rape, or attempted rape.
The average age of their offender is 27 years.
Victims of child sexual abuse are more likely to be sexually promiscuous.
More than 75% of teenage prostitutes have been sexually abused.
An estimated 42 million survivors of childhood sexual abuse exist in America today.