Safety Support for Parents

Child sexual abuse is a challenging topic to discuss. It can be even more difficult when you’re talking about protecting your own children. Parents can take steps to keep their children safe and give them the tools to speak up when something isn’t right. 

Talking to Your Kids About Sexual Assault

Conversations about sexual assault can be a part of the safety conversations you’re already having, like knowing when to speak up, how to take care of friends, and listening to your gut.

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How Can I Protect My Child From Sexual Assault?

There is no foolproof way to protect children from sexual abuse, but there are steps you can take to reduce this risk.

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If You Suspect A Child Is Being Harmed

If you are concerned that a child is a victim of abuse, you may not be sure what to do or how to respond.

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  • Evaluating Caregivers - There are steps you can take to evaluate caregivers, such as babysitters or nursing homes, to reduce the risk of something happening to your loved one.
  • If Your Child May Be Harming Another Child - If you suspect or know that your child has acted inappropriately or hurt another child, it is imperative that you take steps to ensure the safety of others.

    Eight out of 10 sexual assaults are committed by someone who knows the victim.

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