Causes

Your Opportunity To Protect Children

If you are an ordinary person in an ordinary family, you have the most power of anybody to protect the children around you. Every time you tell your sister or your husband or your friend a fact about what causes child molestation, every time you tell them what we can do now to stop it, you build a stronger safety net for every child.

To begin learning the facts, start with the CMRPI Prevention Plan. This plan was developed from the findings of the Child Molestation Prevention Study by Gene G. Abel, M.D. and Nora Harlow.

Child sexual abuse is scary, but you don’t have to feel powerless. This website is dedicated to showing you the specific steps you can take to protect your children and all of the children in your community.

Child Sexual Abuse Survey

You are invited to participate in a survey on child sexual abuse. Results from this survey may give us information vital in our fight to protect children from sexual abuse. This survey will ask you questions about your personal experience, if any, with child sexual abuse, and also about any known abuse or abusers within your family or extended family. No identifying information will be asked. Your participation is anonymous and your responses will be added to and only reported with the responses of thousands of other participants. Completing this survey takes approximately 10 minutes.

Participating in this survey is voluntary and you may withdraw your participation at any time. A potential risk to participating in this survey is that it could cause you emotional distress by asking you to recall and disclose sexual abuse that happened to you as a child or that you are aware of within your family. A potential benefit to participating in this survey is your knowledge that you have contributed information which may be useful toward protecting other children from sexual abuse. If you feel uncomfortable answering any questions in this survey, you may withdraw from the survey at any point by clicking “Exit and Clear Survey.” If you click “Exit and Clear Survey,” your responses will not be recorded.

If you would like to find a therapist near you, at your own cost, who is experienced at treating victims and survivors of child sexual abuse, please contact Darkness to Light’s National Helpline Network: 1-866-FOR-LIGHT (1-866-367-5444) or see www.darkness2light.org for more information.

If you would like to find a therapist near you, at your own cost, who is experienced at evaluating or treating people who have a sexual interest in children, please see the information on sex-specific therapists. You may also contact the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (www.atsa.com) for a referral.

If you have questions about this survey or the procedures, you may contact Survey Questions However, please note that if you send us questions or information via our email address, we cannot guarantee the confidentiality of this information.

Thank you very much for your time. You may start the survey: Take Survey Now.

Ways to Donate

The Child Molestation Research & Prevention Institute relies on donations from the public to continue its efforts to prevent child sexual abuse. With every early diagnosis, we protect an average of 12 children from sexual abuse. CMRPI is a 501(c)(3) organization. All contributions are tax-deductible to the full extent provided by law.
To make a donation, please choose from the following options:
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Donate by Mail: Use a printable form (pdf) to mail or fax your donation. You will need the free Adobe Acrobat Reader to view this PDF file.
CMRPI Printable Donation Form

Or simply mail your tax-deductible contribution to: CMRPI, 1151 Harbor Bay Parkway, Suite 121 Alameda, CA 94502.
Tribute Gifts: Honor someone who believes in our mission of preventing child sexual abuse by making a gift in their honor or memory. The Child Molestation Research & Prevention Institute will acknowledge your thoughtful gift with a gift card to the person you are honoring or to the family of the person in whose memory you donate. You will need the free Adobe Acrobat Reader to view this PDF file.
CMRPI Printable Tribute Donation Form

Or simply mail your tax-deductible contribution to: CMRPI, 1151 Harbor Bay Parkway, Suite 121 Alameda, CA 94502.
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