Parents, about Child Sexual Abuse…

Parents, about Child Sexual Abuse… TALK TO YOUR CHILD.

The intent is not to instill fear, but rather to OPEN UP THAT COMMUNICATION LINE BETWEEN YOU AND YOUR CHILD. It is critical that your child feels safe to tell you if someone is making them uncomfortable and/or if someone has violated them. It is so important that your child knows it is not their fault…ever…no matter what has happened.

The main goal, of course, is for your child to communicate with you before a violation actually occurs. But telling you early on if they’ve been violated is also so important in order to stop the abuse.

Tough conversations that need to be had, but there are many resources available to assist you with having those conversations. Please, TALK TO YOUR CHILD.

~Susan Suafoa-Dinino, President/Founder, SpeakingOut against Child Sexual Abuse, Inc.

Heroes

We have all been captivated at some point or another by the heroes in some of our favorite movies. During this pandemic we learned to recognize the every day heroes that we so easily ignore and take for granted. These heroes took a risk despite their fears, family members begging them not to, and the possibility of getting COVID-19 themselves.

There is a little boy, a little girl, a teenager hoping that you will take a risk in spite of your fears, the rift that may come with your family or friends, and tell what you saw. You saw it!! Your gut cringed on the inside because you knew that something wasn’t right about what you saw. For some of you, your were their confident but they begged you not to tell.

Hero! We need you to emerge. They need you to emerge. Please tell what you saw. Call someone today and report it. Save the day by saving a child!

Faithe Preston

Speaking-out CSA Blog Outreach Coordinator

Parents, about Child Sexual Abuse

LOOK FOR WARNING SIGNS

We need to understand the behaviors & patterns of child sexual predators. We need to understand how sexual predators do what they do, to include the grooming process. The more we know, the better for looking for those warning signs. The ultimate goal is prevention, of course. But if not prevented, caught early…and stopped.

~Susan Suafoa-Dinino, President/Founder, SpeakingOut against Child Sexual Abuse, Inc.

Parents, about Child Sexual Abuse…

MINIMIZE THE RISK FOR YOUR CHILD.

The more you know about the crime of child sexual abuse and those who perpetrate it, the more you will know how to minimize the risk for your child.

Example: Try to avoid one-on-one situations with adults (and even older children) for your child, whenever possible.

Susan Suafoa-Dinino, President/Founder, SpeakingOut against Child Sexual Abuse, Inc.

Parents, about Child Sexual Abuse…

In addition to learning all that you can about the crime of child sexual abuse & those who perpetrate it…

In addition to talking to your children about sexual abuse (rape, molestation & exploitation) at the age appropriate level…

WHAT ELSE ARE YOU DOING TO MINIMIZE THE RISK FOR YOUR CHILD OR CHILDREN?

Please share what you’ve done and/or doing to aid in prevention within your own family & circle.