Sexual Abuse Counselling Centre_Parent Support Handbook

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What is Child Sexual Abuse?.................................................................................. p. 3

Warning Signs ...................................................................................................... p. 4 Normal Childhood Sexual Exploration vs. Sexually Abusive Situations ................. p. 7 Age Appropriate Sexual Development and Behavior ............................................. p. 8 How to know if a Child is Disclosing Sexual Abuse ................................................ p. 9 How to Respond When a Child Discloses Sexual Abuse ..................................... p. 12 Common Feelings Associated with Sexual Abuse Disclosures ............................ p. 13 How to Support a Child Following a Sexual Abuse Disclosure ............................ p. 14 How to Report Known or Suspected Child Abuse ................................................ p. 15 What Happens Following a Report? ................................................................... p. 16 Sexual Abuse Prevention Tips ............................................................................ p. 18 Sexual Abuse Counselling Centre ....................................................................... p. 22 Myths and Facts ................................................................................................... p. 27 Helpful Resources................................................................................................ p. 28 My Contacts ......................................................................................................... p. 30 Notes ................................................................................................................... p. 31 References .......................................................................................................... p. 32

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