What is Child Sexual Abuse?

Just Speak, Incorporated supports the following definition as comprehensive and most inclusive of the issues on which we focus our programming, training and workshops:

According to CAPTA (Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act) child sexual abuse is defined as “the employment, use, persuasion, inducement, enticement, or coercion of any child to engage in, or assist any other person to engage in, any sexually explicit conduct or simulation of such conduct for the purpose of producing visual depiction of such conduct, or the rape, and in cases of caretaker or inter-familial relationships, statutory rape, molestation, prostitution, or other form of sexual exploitation of children, or incest with children.”

Silence about any of these acts will not protect you!If you or someone you know is being abused, TELL, REPORT, AND TAKE ACTION NOW! Call these numbers 24/7 for help:

Child Abuse and Neglect

Wayne, Oakland & Macomb County 855-444-3911

Sexual Assault Hotline

RAINN (Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network) 800-656-4673

Suicide Crisis Line


National Domestic Violence Helpline



“Your Silence Will Not Protect You”. -Audre Lorde