One important result of implementing the PSAP in the schools has
been the decrease in the amount of time it takes a child to tell someone
about a sexually abusive situation.
The National Child Sexual Abuse Center reports the average age of
children disclosing an abusive situation is 12 years old. Since
implementation of the PSAP, the average age in Kansas is between 6
and 8 years. This means children are not in the abusive situation
as long and they receive treatment much sooner.
Because of the number of people participating, coordination of activities
with social services, school counselors, crisis centers, cooperative
learning centers and local law enforcement agencies ensures successful
provision of services will take place.
The Secretary of State, Legislators, Administrators, Judicial, and
School Board members, and many other local citizens in the communities
have written letters of support. The media has also been supportive
of the PSAP by increasing the public's awareness of the problem of
child sexual abuse through newspaper, radio and television.
Our long-term outcome is to decrease the number
of sexual assaults of all types.
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