The Myth of "Stranger Danger"

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. A major function of awareness raising is debunking long-held myths, including so-called "stranger danger." In a recent blog post, the Ms. Foundation tackled the misnomer that the majority of violence is perpetrated by strangers. In reality, according to research released by the Child Abuse Research Education and Service Institute at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, 85% of child abuse is perpetrated by a relative or other individual the child knows. Click here to read the rest of the blog post and to learn about the Ms. Foundation's partnership with the NoVo Foundation to end misconceptions around child sexual abuse. Also, check out this video they released:

 


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