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).
Name (First, Last Initial)
Location (City, State)
Phone Number (Optional)
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.
Yes, I was well-informed about my body, and the fact that I am the boss of it.
No, I was "out of the loop" when it comes to sexual abuse. I wasn't as prepared as I probably should have been when it comes to sexual abuse.
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.
Does not apply, I did not attend school, I was educated at home or otherwise
No, I did not recieve this education at school
Yes, my school offered this curriculum
Do you have children? If so, how many? If the answer is "no" please skip the next question.
No, I do not have any children.
In your home, have you chosen to educate your children on body-safety education and sexual abuse prevention?
Yes, my kids and I have had talks and informational dialogues about sexual abuse prevention.
No, we have not had that kind of conversation yet. I would like help with this.
No, I feel my kids are too young for this conversation.
Have you survived childhood sexual abuse? If so, at what age were you first abused?
No, I was not victimized as a child.
Yes, I was first abused between ages 0 and 4
Yes, I was first abused between ages 5 and 6
Yes, I was first abused between ages 7 and 8
Yes, I was first abused between ages 9 and 12
Yes, I was first abused between ages 12 and 15
Yes, I was first abused between ages 16 and 18
Have you survived sexual assault as an adult?
Yes, I am a survivor of sexual assault as an adult.
No, I have not been assaulted 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?
Yes, I was well-educated on the topic of sexual abuse
No, I feel I wasn't well-educated on the topic of sexual abuse
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?
Yes, I feel I should have the right to sue my abuser.
No, I do not feel I should have the right to sue my abuser
No, the time for that kind of litigation has passed, I agree with the current Statute of Limitations
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)
Yes, the current Statute of Limitations is acceptable.
No, the current Statute of Limitations is not acceptable and needs to be amended.
If you have survived childhood sexual abuse, do you feel like sharing your story could help change legislation for survivors?
Yes, I am a Montanan who is interested in using my story to create change for victims of sexual assault.
Not yet, I am still working on my healing and survivor journey, but I would like to help in other ways.
Were you ever, at any point, under Child Protective Services custody? This could be in foster care, relative-placement, group-home placement, etc.
Maybe, there was an investigation opened but I'm unsure of the outcome.
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?
1 (In dire need of improvement)
In your opinion, what can be done to help improve Montana's CPS situation?
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