The Need in Collin County
By the age of 18, one in four girls and one in six boys will be sexually abused. One in three boys and one in four girls will be physically abused.1 Many will never tell.2
More than 90 percent of child victims who come through our doors have been victimized by someone they know, love and trust – not a stranger. Abuse impacts children of all ages, ethnicities and socio-economic backgrounds. Our clients have experienced physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, neglect or have witnessed a violent crime. Our most frequent client is a girl between the ages of 6 and 12 who has been a victim of sexual abuse.
More than 5,000 Collin County children were reported to Child Protective Services in 2015. Many more children were victimized in criminal child abuse cases. More than 3,800 clients – including abused children and their non-offending family members – received a core service at CACCC in FY 2015.
1Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study (2005).
2Broman-Fulks, J.J., et al. Sexual assault disclosure in relation to adolescent mental health. Results from the National Survey of Adolescent Child and Adolescent Psychology, . Publishes by Taylor & Francis. 2007.