Tips for Parents
Talk with children about the differences between safe and unsafe touches.
Encourage children to trust their instincts.
Know the people that your child spends time with, both caretakers and friends.
Talk with children about the appropriate names for body parts, and that his/her body is special and private.
Teach children that they have the right to say no to anyone who makes the feel uncomfortable.
Teach your children to always respect the rights and bodies of others.
Talk with children about who they can tell if someone makes them feel uncomfortable.
What to do if a child discloses sexual abuse to you:
Tell the child that it was good to tell and that you believe her.
Let the child know that this information does not change the way you feel about her.
Ask only as many questions as you need to know to keep the child safe.
Tell her what comes next.
Get help and support for yourself.
Call our hotline at 1-888-999-5545.