Preventing Child Sexual Abuse

Updated: Mar 3

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.

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