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The APA Task Force on the Sexualization of Girls was formed in response to these expressions of public concern.
APA has long been involved in issues related to the impact of media content on children.
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Since 1996, the National Domestic Violence Hotline has been the vital link to safety for women, men, children and families affected by domestic violence.Today, The Hotline is continuing to grow and explore new avenues of service. I wrote the number up and pasted it on the wall because I’m like, ‘This is a lifeline, this is where I’m going to turn my life around. Journalists, child advocacy organizations, parents and psychologists have argued that the sexualization of girls is a broad and increasing problem and is harmful to girls.Anyone (girls, boys, men, women) can be sexualized.But when children are imbued with adult sexuality, it is often imposed upon them rather than chosen by them.