Lots of people experience sexual abuse in childhood at the hands of another child, who is older, more knowledgeable, or more developmentally advanced.
This trauma is confusing, shame-triggering and as damaging as the trauma done at the hands of an adult.
Here are three things you can do as a parent to reduce your child's chances of experiencing this type of abuse.
Discover how to support a child who has experienced sexual abuse with this overview guide. Learn essential steps, from providing empathy and encouragement to seeking professional help, ensuring their path to recovery is filled with love and support.
Learn the five crucial things you can teach your children to protect them from predators, including body ownership, body safety rules, anatomically correct names for genitalia, self-defense planning, and education about grooming and threats, in this informative and essential video.
As parents, we want to protect our children from harm, but threats of violence may not be the best way to do so. Instead, we can be a refuge and a barrier for our children, offering comfort and support in times of need.