One hundred years from now it will not matter what kind of car I drove, what kind of house I lived in, how much money I had in my bank account, nor what my clothes looked like. But the world may be a little better because I was important in the life of a child.
- Forest E. Witcraft

Recognize the Signs of Child Sexual Abuse

  • Seems threatened by physical contact or closeness by another person
  • Inappropriate or excessive sexual touching or play
  • Premature understanding of sex
  • Overly curious and/or frequently talks about sex
  • Drawings that show sexual acts or other pre-occupation with sex
  • Pain, swelling or itching in the genital area
  • Relapse into bedwetting and frequent nightmares
  • Frequent urinary or yeast infections in girls
  • Exhibiting self-harming behaviors
  • Sudden weight change
  • Difficulty walking or sitting
  • Underclothing stained by excessive discharge or blood
  • Other behaviors or attitudes that are unusual for your child

Be aware that in some children there are no signs whatsoever