Resource: What Parents Need to Know about Sexual Abuse

Agencies & Departments : 
Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

This resource (PDF, 58 pages) defines sexual abuse, describes steps parent can take if their child discloses sexual abuse, dispels myths about sexual abuse, and details the impact of sexual abuse on children. This compilation of handouts, fact sheets, and questions & answers developed by the National Child Traumatic Stress Network can help parents and caregivers understand how to protect their children from — and how to help children who have experienced — sexual abuse. Learn more (PDF, 58 pages).