This workbook accompanies Treating Nonoffending Parents in Child Sexual Abuse Cases: Connections for Family Safety. It features many useful checklists, illustrative diagrams, and spaces to record thoughts and feelings as the client works through the process.
Chapter 7: How to Protect Your Children from Sexual Abuse
How to Protect Your Children from Sexual Abuse
Although society would like to believe in the dangers of strangers and take comfort in the idea that children are safe at home, you, tragically, know the harsh truth. The reality is that the vast majority of sexual crimes against children are perpetrated by someone the child knows and trusts, and often these assaults occur right in the child's own home.
Informed, aware parents who make it their business to communicate with their children and with the people who come in contact with their children are best able to protect their children from sexual abuse. All parents should be familiar with the fundamental warning signs of potentially dangerous situations. Beware of ...