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Indicators of sexual abuse

Children often show signs that they have been sexually abused. Some may show many signs, while others only a few, experts said. Below are a list of some symptoms of sexual abuse in children, not including physical signs such as venereal disease and pregnancy.

Indicators of sexual abuse in young children include: 

» Sleep disturbances

» Bed wetting and/or loss of fecal control

» Regressive behavior

» Self-destructive or risk-taking behavior

» Impulsivity, distractibility, difficulty concentrating» Refusal to be left alone

» Fear of an individual, such as an alleged offender

» Fear of people of a specific type or gender

» Fire setting

» Cruelty to animals

» Problems relating to peers

» Sudden changes in behavior

» Difficulties in school

» Inappropriate interest (for the age) in things sexual

Indicators of sexual abuse in older children include: 

» Eating disturbances (bulimia and anorexia)

» Running away

» Substance abuse

» Self-destructive behavior, suicide attempts, self-mutilation

» Incorrigibility

» Criminal activity

» Depression and social withdrawal

» Problems relating to peers

» Sudden changes in behavior

» Difficulties in school

Source: www.childwelfare.gov

Nationwide Resources

Family Watch Dog

www.familywatchdog.us/search.asp

  • National Sex Offender Registry – FREE Search for your Area (Home & Child’s School)
  • Info Available – Offender’s Name, Picture, Address, Convictions & Physical Description


www.familywatchdog.us/offendercountbystate.asp

  • Sex Offender Count by State


United States Department of Justice
www.nsopw.gov/core/offendersearchcriteria.aspx

  • National Sex Offender Public Website– FREE Search in National Registry

www.nsopw.gov/core/publicregistrysites.aspx

  • State Registry Sites- FREE Search in State Registries

Child Lures Prevention
www.childluresprevention.com

ChildHelp
www.childhelp.org
National Child Abuse Hotline
1-800-4-A-Child
(800) 422-4453

  • Advocacy, Prevention, Treatment, Community Outreach & Medical Exams of Sexual Crime Victims
  • Hotline Counselors… The Hotline is staffed by degreed, professional counselors who are available 24 hours a day, every day of the year.  All calls are
    anonymous and toll-free.  Parents & Professionals, Push 1 to Talk to a Hotline Counselor.
  • List of Agencies by State… Designated to Receive and Investigate Reports of Suspected Child Abuse & Neglect; Go to ChildHelp’s website, click on “Get Help” &
    “Local Phone #s”.  The ChildHelp National Child Abuse Hotline IS NOT a Reporting Agency.

CASA- Court Appointed Special Advocates
www.nationalcasa.org or www.casanet.org
Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children

  • The key to remember is that these Child Advocates must be Court Appointed.  Once appointed, they spend time with the Child of suspected/ alleged abuse, as
    well as family members (home & school visits).  You may want to mention this to your Attorney, CPS, DHS or local organization.
National Human Trafficking Resource Center
National Human Trafficking Hotline
(888) 373-7888
www.traffickingresourcecenter.org
Email:  nhtrc@polarisproject.org

  • Call the Hotline to report a tip, to connect with anti-trafficking services in your area or to request training & technical assistance, general information or specific
    anti-trafficking resources
  • Human Trafficking 101 – Click Here


CREEPsquash
Keeping Kids Safe on Facebook
www.creepsquash.com

  • Web-Based monitoring software app that offers non-invasive parental control and promotes only safety.  Proven to be effective against cyber bullying, predators
    and online danger.


MaleSurvivor.org
Overcoming Sexual Victimization of Boys & Men
MaleSurvivor.org

Act for Kids
Committed to the Prevention and Healing of Sexual Abuse and Family Trauma through Education and Treatment
(866) 348-KIDS (5437)
www.actforkids.org

  • State-of-the-Art Resources & Techniques to impact the vital issue of Child Abuse
  • Books/Curricula, Brochures, Games and DVD/Videos/CD’s
  • Resources available for all ages… Children to Adults, to include information for Parents.


National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse
Recovery for Adult Survivors
www.naasca.org

  • Recovery for all types of Child Abuse, to include Childhood Sexual Abuse.