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.