Warning Signs For Parents and Caregivers To Be Alert To:
Please Note: Singularly, the following signs do not always indicate that sexual abuse has been committed. But when more than one or several indicators are present, then the likelihood increases that abuse has happened.
- Genital pain or itching.
- Trouble walking or discomfort sitting.
- Torn, stained or bloody underwear.
- Young person exhibits noticeable fear and/or pronounced uneasiness when in the presence of another person, especially if they are being dropped off or left in the care of another attending adult.
- The following are helpful online suggestions on what to do and not do when a young person reports being sexually assaulted.
- The following online resource can help parents and caregivers to protect children and teens form being sexually assaulted: