RAINN Partners with TLC to Fight Child Sexual Abuse

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We are pleased to be partnering with TLC to fight child sexual abuse, and appreciate its efforts to spur a national dialogue about this issue. Child sexual abuse affects millions of families across the nation, and we all have a responsibility to work together to end it.

Since 1994, RAINN has led national efforts to combat sexual abuse and violence, by providing support to survivors through the National Sexual Assault Hotline (800.656.HOPE and online.rainn.org), educating the public about the issue, and working with lawmakers to improve the system. More than one-third of visitors to RAINN's Online Hotline have been sexually abused as children.

As this multi-platform campaign moves ahead, we look forward to working closely with TLC and our partners at Darkness to Light, which does great work to train adults to recognize, prevent and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. Together, we believe we can help families that have been affected by this terrible crime and make sure that parents and others have the knowledge and tools they need to help keep kids safe.

– Katherine Hull Fliflet, VP of Communications, RAINN

Statement from TLC

Learn more and take action:
Child abuse statistics
Child sexual abuse: what you need to know

RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) is the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization and was named one of "America's 100 Best Charities" by Worth magazine. RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline (800.656.HOPE and online.rainn.org) in partnership with more than 1,000 local sexual assault service providers across the country and operates the DoD Safe Helpline for the Department of Defense. In 2015, the Online Hotline expanded to offer services in Spanish at rainn.org/es. The hotlines have helped more than two million people since 1994. RAINN also carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help victims and ensure that rapists are brought to justice. For more information about RAINN, please visit rainn.org.