For Children’s Sake…

IT SHOULD NOT HURT TO BE A CHILD.

Let’s STOP the sexual abuse of children. Let’s STOP sexual predators of children in their tracks. They are bold in their actions with no care or concern for children.

We must make a united stand against this evil act & those who perpetrate it.

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

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.

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.