Montana Child Abuse Informational Survey
(The responses provided in this survey are intended to be used merely as helpful information and will not be shared in any capacity).
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Name (First, Last Initial) *
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Survey Questions:
By the age of 18, were you given body-safety education AT HOME by a parent or guardian? This would include "good, touch/bad, touch" talks and sexual abuse prevention information. *
By the age of 18, were you given body-safety education AT SCHOOL by way of an education curriculum? This would include "good, touch/bad, touch" talks and sexual abuse prevention information. *
Do you have children? If so, how many? If the answer is "no" please skip the next question. *
In your home, have you chosen to educate your children on body-safety education and sexual abuse prevention?
Have you survived childhood sexual abuse? If so, at what age were you first abused? *
Have you survived sexual assault as an adult?
If you were sexually assaulted as an adult, at what age did the crime occur?
Do you feel you were provided ample information and preventative education in terms of sexual assault by the time you turned age 18?
How do you feel your preparedness could have been improved in terms of sexual abuse prevention education?
In Montana, how do you rate the overall handling of sexual abuse victims within the criminal justice system? Rate 1 being the worst and 10 being the best
What recommendations can you give regarding the treatment of victims of sexual assault in Montana within the criminal justice system?
Statute of Limitations in Montana
27-2-216. Tort actions -- childhood sexual abuse. (1) An action based on intentional conduct brought by a person for recovery of damages for injury suffered as a result of childhood sexual abuse must be commenced not later than:
(a) 3 years after the act of childhood sexual abuse that is alleged to have caused the injury; or
(b) 3 years after the plaintiff discovers or reasonably should have discovered that the injury was caused by the act of childhood sexual abuse.
If you were sexually assaulted as a minor, do you feel you should have the right to file a civil lawsuit against your abuser?
Do you feel that the current Statute of Limitations gives a victim ample opportunity to file a civil lawsuit against their abuser? (The statute is written above)
If you have survived childhood sexual abuse, do you feel like sharing your story could help change legislation for survivors?
Were you ever, at any point, under Child Protective Services custody? This could be in foster care, relative-placement, group-home placement, etc.
What kinds of improvements do you feel need to take place in the Department of Family Services and Child Protective Services?
As a Montana Citizen, do you feel children involved in the foster care system are being adequately handled and cared for?
In your opinion, what can be done to help improve Montana's CPS situation?
Thank you for your participation!
If you have any questions or concerns regarding this survey, please feel free to contact taramontana@icloud.com
A copy of your responses will be emailed to the address you provided.
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