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Let’s Talk About Signs of Sexual Abuse

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A report of  abuse is made every ten seconds.

Report abuse within 24 hours when suspicion or belief of an individual suffering abuse.   Mandatory reporters are professionals who have frequent contact with children, generally those who work in health, mental health, education, law enforcement, child care, and social work, but we all have the responsibility to report when we suspect a child is being abused. Pay attention to your co-workers and/or individuals you are in frequent contact with.

Child / Parent / Family Dynamics

Child abuse occurs in family systems, so when looking for signs of child abuse, do not only hone in on the child.  The parent and family dynamics may hold just as many, if not more signs than seen in the child alone.  Such as:

  • Parents who have unrealistic expectations of physical or academic performance for a child
  • Parents who were abused or neglected as children
  • Parents who look to their child to meet their own personal/emotional needs
  • Families blaming one child for all of their problems
  • Insistence of using physical discipline in school
  • Families who rarely interact with each other, seem cold and distant

Signs of Possible Sexual Abuse

  • Bruising in the inner thigh or genital area
  • Have difficulty walking or sitting
  • Complaints of genital or anal itching, pain, or bleeding
  • Frequently vomiting
  • Becomes pregnant at a young age
  • Have a sexually transmitted infection
  • Exceptionally secretive
  • Advanced sexual knowledge, more than what is age appropriate
  • Extreme compliance of withdrawal
  • Overly aggressive
  • Inordinate fear of males or females
  • Seductive behavior
  • Sleep problems; nightmares
  • Crying without provocation
  • Sudden onsets of wetting or soiling in their pants or bed
  • Suicidal ideation or gestures
  • Frequently running away
  • Cruelty to animals, especially pets
  • Firesetting behaviors beyond curiosity
  • Self-mutilation; cutting, burning, scratching themselves


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