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  • Caregivers: How to Keep Lines of Communication Open

    PDF: Here are suggestions for what to do to open and maintain the lines of communication between yourself and the children in your world.

  • Caring for Yourself

    PDF: As you demonstrate self-care, your child learns by example to do the same. Both you and your child will then have more energy to deal with grief and other challenges related to child abuse.

  • Child Physical Abuse Fact Sheet

    PDF: Children of all ages, races, ethnicities, and socioeconomic backgrounds are at risk for physical abuse. Physical abuse affects both boys and girls across neighborhoods, communities, and countries around the world.

  • Electronic Safety for Kids

    PDF: Electronic communication and social media have become increasingly important for parents to learn about in order to ensure their child’s safety and well-being.

  • How Does Domestic Violence Affect Children?

    PDF: Most children who live with domestic violence can recover and heal from their experiences. One of the most important factors that helps children do well after experiencing domestic violence is a strong relationship with a caring, nonviolent parent.

  • Protecting Children from Sexual Abuse

    PDF: This list includes tips for caregivers on how-to develop a close, supportive relationship with your children and provide an environment for your children to talk to you about problems.

  • Sexual Behavior Problems in Youth

    PDF: Youth with sexual behavior problems can respond to treatment and may respond better than adults. It is important to seek treatment as soon as possible in these cases.

  • Supervision Guidelines for Children with Sexual Behavior Problems

    PDF: These recommendations are intended to increase community safety and reduce the risk of your child developing more severe, persistent behavior problems.

  • Teaching Body Safety Rules

    PDF: It is important for caregivers to talk to their children about their bodies and safety rules. This list teaches children about appropriate boundaries and to tell their caregiver if anyone violates those boundaries, which makes children less vulnerable to sexual abuse.

  • Teaching Boundaries

    PDF: Good boundaries make children less susceptible to child sexual abuse. A child who knows that their body belongs to them, who has been taught that s/he has rights, and has been able to tell grown-ups, “No, thank you, I don’t want a hug,” may be less likely to be tricked into unwanted sexual touching.