Advice columnist and social researcher Deborrah Cooper is investigating the history and prevalence of sexual abuse of children in the African American community. Though child sexual abuse is certainly not limited to the Black community in the U.S., keeping the secrets about sexual abusers and abuse victims is encouraged in Black culture. It's time that the truth about childhood sexual abuse and child rape in Black America be brought to light.
This completely anonymous multiple-choice survey takes approximately 10 minutes to complete. There is an option for you to add your thoughts on this subject or our research at the end of the survey.
Whether you were a victim, a witness, or the perpetrator of sexual abuse of a minor child, we want to hear from you. Victims shamed into silence by their families, who have never told their story before will now have a voice.
Survey findings will be presented in an article, with interim results discussed on the Date Smarter Not Harder Relationships Talk Show broadcast of December 11, 2011. Survey available online through March 15, 2012.
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