The naivety of children makes them more vulnerable and more susceptible to being preyed on by a perpetrator. However, recognizing the common signs of sexual abuse will help parents to prevent it or more quickly help children who have been assaulted.
As a parent or guardian pay close attention to the behavior of your child. Any one sign will not determine that a child has been sexually abused, but if the child starts to display several signs of abuse, it is important to ask questions.
Signals to be aware of:
People who have been sexually abused sometimes carry that pain all the way into adulthood. Each victim of sexual abuse copes with it differently. The impact of sexual abuse may cause long lasting physical, emotional, and mental harm. Adult survivors report a number of different effects.
The attorneys at the Reinken Law Firm defend sexual abuse victims and survivors in the state of Connecticut. For more information on how we can help, call us at (203) 541-0090.