Updated: Mar 3, 2022
Everyone can take steps to prevent child sexual abuse. By educating yourself about child sexual abuse, you are already taking steps to prevent it from happening. Here are a few resources from Stop It Now! a nonprofit organization working to prevent child sexual abuse.
From knowing the warning signs to understanding age-appropriate sexual behavior, these resources from Stop It Now! can help you identify child sexual abuse:
Preventing child sexual abuse can also include creating a Family Safety Plan to help create a more protective environment for your family.
For more information about reporting child sexual abuse:
To Report Child Abuse, call the Child Protective Services Hotline:
In Virginia: (800) 522-7096
Out of State: (804) 786-8536
Or, visit the VA Child Protective Services website linked here.