Teaching your children that no one should touch a child’s private parts except to keep them clean and healthy is an important step in keeping kids safe.
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While educating children about appropriate boundaries and safe touches is the first line of defense against dangerous situations, knowing the warning signs of a potential abuser is a crucial part of protecting your child from sexual abuse.
It’s normal to feel reluctant to be away from your child and nervous with a new babysitter. However, if your feelings of unease do not go away or if you start to feel uncomfortable with anyone who is caring for your child, it may be time to find a new babysitter.
It’s important for parents to know what normal sexual behaviors are and to feel comfortable creating a safe environment where their children can explore and understand their bodies.
We all want the best for our kids, but interacting with the Department of Children and Families (DCF) can be intimidating. Check out this article for to learn more about DCF, investigations, and your rights as a parent.
Many of the behavioral changes that children undergo are a result of their ongoing development. However, when the change seems drastically out of character or concerning it could, though may not necessarily be, a sign of abuse.
Tips on how to respond when your child tells you that he has been abused.