Telenews Conference: Experts to Discuss Floridians’ Misconceptions of Child Sexual Abuse

Telenews Conference: Experts to Discuss Floridians’ Misconceptions of Child Sexual Abuse
~New Survey Highlights Confusion on Reporting, Prevalence and Preventive Measures~

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – A shocking new Florida survey documents a high prevalence of child sexual abuse and misconceptions about reporting and preventing abuse. The survey, commissioned by Lauren’s Kids, will be released on Thursday, June 4, and key findings will be discussed in a telenews conference at 10 a.m. EDT.

One such statistic reveals that 30% of female respondents and 14% of male respondents say their first sexual experience was forced. Other areas explored in the survey are:

  • Prevalence of child sexual abuse
  • Impacts on life
  • Awareness of basic facts
  • Barriers to education and reporting
  • Attitudes and behaviors

Graphics and survey findings will be available on at the time of the telenews conference.

WHAT: Telenews conference call regarding statewide survey on sexual abuse prevalence and Floridians’ reluctance to report

WHO:  Lauren Book, CEO/Founder, Lauren’s Kids foundation
Dr. Karen Cyphers, Vice President of Research and Policy, Sachs Media Group

WHEN:  Thursday, June 4, 2015
10-10:30 a.m. EDT

Lauren’s Kids is a nonprofit organization that works to prevent abuse and help survivors heal. The organization was founded by Lauren Book, a survivor of childhood sexual abuse who endured abuse at the hands of her nanny for six years. The organization offers Pre-K, elementary, middle and high school prevention curriculum, an annual 1,500-mile awareness walk, legislative advocacy and speaking engagements across Florida, the country and the world. For more information, visit

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