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How can you tell if a child is being (or has been) sexually abused?
Children who have been sexually abused may display a range of emotional and behavioral reactions, many of which are characteristic of children who have experienced other types of trauma. These reactions include:
■ An increase in nightmares and/or other sleeping difficulties
■ Withdrawn behavior
■ Angry outbursts
■ Not wanting to be left alone with a particular individual(s)
■ Sexual knowledge, language, and/or behaviors that are inappropriate for the child’s age.
Provides parents and caregivers with tools to help them support children who have been victims of sexual abuse, information on the importance of talking to children and youth about body safety, and guidance on how to respond when children disclose sexual abuse. This fact sheet series also includes advice on how to cope with the shock of intrafamilial abuse and with the emotional impact of legal involvement in sexual abuse cases.
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