Signs of sexual abuse

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How can I tell if a child is being abused?

Signs of sexual abuse

Sexual abuse and your teenager - signs or warnings of abuse. Can it be handled within the family or must you tell authorities? What will happen to the child and to the offender if it's reported? How do you prove your suspicions? What to do if your child tells you he's being abused? Where do you go from here? Do you just not believe the child or are you in denial? What happens if you're wrong? What kind of proof do you need? What if you think a child other than your own is being abused? Who do you report it to and will you have to be brought into it?

   

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