Informative Speech On Child Sexual Abuse

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Informative Speech:
Specific Purpose: To inform my audience on how to create fewer victims of child sexual abuse.

Imagine sitting in front of a tasty plate of pasta except the smell just makes your stomach turn and you can’t even take a small bite. Imagine spending countless hours rolling over in your bed without falling asleep. Imagine feeling confused, angry, trapped. Imagine feeling so much shame and guilt that you would rather die than reveal your biggest secret.
Have you or anyone close to you ever felt like this? These are just a few of the symptoms of child sexual abuse.
Today, I want to talk to you about how people can create a society with fewer victims of child sexual abuse. In order to do this, we need to consider the victim
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I myself had a hard time while researching this subject; however public awareness is the first step in preventing further victims.
What is child sexual abuse? Child sexual abuse or child molestation is a form of abuse in which an adult or older adolescent uses a child for sexual stimulation. Forms of child sexual abuse include asking or pressuring a child to engage in sexual activities, indecent exposure such as “flashing” or showing private parts, physical sexual contact with a child, or using a child to produce child pornography or prostitution.
The frequency of child sexual abuse is difficult to determine because it is often not reported; experts agree that the incidence is far greater than what is reported to authorities. Research conducted by the Centers for Disease Control estimates that approximately 1 in 6 boys and 1 in 4 girls are sexually abused before the age of 18. How many girls are we in this class? 1, 2, 3, 4 - that means 1 out of every person in this room may be a victim of sexual abuse - G-d forbid. Or to look at this from a different perspective, in school of 500 children, 125 of them are victims of sexual abuse. Today, more than three million American children are
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My good friend is Australian and she introduced me to the investigation. I started watching the hearings of the Royal Commission live and reading the court transcripts online. I soon became addicted to the investigation. It was the first time I understood what child sexual abuse is and its effects on a child’s life. There were 4 convicted perpetrators and each had respectively multiple victims. One of the victims that testified at the Royal Commission, called AVB for confidentiality, was sexually abuse by 2 different Molesters. At the time, his home was largely destroyed by a fire and his parent’s marriage came to an end. They also suffered financially and were considered the “poor family” within the community. Although children of all ages, genders, race socioeconomic status and family structure are at risk, Budin & Johnson 1989 study shows that perpetrators report that they look for passive, quiet, troubled, lonely children from single parent or broken homes .
When AVB was 11 or 12 years of age, David Cyprus, an older yeshiva student befriended him and then sexually assaulted him in a classroom at Yeshiva College. When he was 14 years of age he attended Camp
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