What Parents Need to Know about Sexual Abuse

Resources located at The National Child Traumatic Stress Network

Caring for Kids: What Parents Need to Know about Sexual Abuse
Caring for Kids: What Parents Need to Know about Sexual Abuse is a consumer-focused resource kit that contains information and fact sheets for parents, caregivers, and adolescents.
The kit 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. Also included is advice on how to cope with the shock of intrafamilial abuse and with the emotional impact of legal involvement in sexual abuse cases.
Caring for Kids provides adolescents with information about the prevalence of acquaintance rape and tips to help reduce their risk for abuse. It also offers guidance on what to do if they are a victim of acquaintance rape including disclosure, medical attention, and professional counseling.

This series of guides is well produced, comprehensive and accessible. If you are a concerned parent looking for a free download that will get you up to speed on the issues fairly quickly, this is it.