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What Should I Do If I Know A Child Is Being Abused?

STEP 1: Believe the Child!

STEP 2: Respond in a calm, matter-of-fact voice

STEP 3: Assure the child it was not his/her fault and that no matter what happened you still love them.

STEP 4: Let the child know you are a safe person to talk to.

STEP 5: Listen carefully to the child without suggesting answers.

STEP 6: Please note that this conversation may be difficult for both you and the child.

STEP 7: Acknowledge the child's discomfort and praise the child for his/her courage in talking about the abuse.

STEP 8: Next, GET HELP. Sexual abuse is against the law. Report the abuse to your local social services office, law enforcement agency, or commonwealth and/or county attorney's office.

STEP 9: YOUR REPORT MAY BE WHAT STOPS THE ABUSE FROM HAPPENING AGAIN.