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.