Learn About Incest

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What it is & How it Affects People

Whether experiencing abuse as a child or an adult, incest is extremely traumatic and has lasting harm for the survivor.

Statistics & Research

One-third of child sexual abuse is committed by a family member. It is time to put incest front and center.

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Warning Signs & Disclosure

Because many children don’t disclose abuse and the people around them miss the warning signs, incest often goes undetected. Learn more about disclosure and how to develop awareness of the signs of incest.

Can we prevent incest? Yes. A major part of incest prevention is educating ourselves and others so we can create home environments in which incest can’t flourish.

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Books, Articles, & Podcasts

Explore this page for further reading and listening on the topic of incest.

 

Updated February 2021 by Incest AWARE