“Protecting Your Child from Sexual Abuse” is an invaluable prevention guide developed by the Canadian Centre for Child Protection. This comprehensive resource empowers parents and guardians with essential knowledge and practical strategies to safeguard their children from the devastating effects of sexual abuse.
The guide covers a range of critical topics, including understanding the nature and scope of child sexual abuse, the grooming process, and the impact on victims. It addresses the role of technology and the internet in facilitating abuse, emphasising the need for vigilance in the digital realm.
With a focus on prevention, the guide provides guidance on supervision, setting personal boundaries, and recognizing concerning behavior. It also emphasises open communication, teaching children about personal safety, and the importance of reporting abuse or misconduct.
“Protecting Your Child from Sexual Abuse” equips parents and guardians with the tools to create a safe environment and foster open dialogue, ensuring the well-being and protection of their children. By raising awareness and providing practical strategies, this guide empowers parents to actively prevent and respond to child sexual abuse.
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SECTION I: BE INFORMED
Understanding Child Sexual Abuse
What is Child Sexual Abuse?
The Process of Child Sexual Abuse
Impact of Child Sexual Abuse
The Role of Technology and the Internet in Child Sexual Abuse
Discovery or Disclosure of Child Sexual Abuse
When Abuse is Discovered or Disclosed
How to Respond to a Child’s Disclosure
SECTION II: SUPERVISE
Supervision and Safeguarding
Safeguarding for When Your Child is in Someone Else’s Care
SECTION III: PAY ATTENTION
Personal Boundaries and Safeguarding
Practice What You Preach
Responding to Concerns when a Boundary is Broken
SECTION IV: TAKE ACTION AND REPORT
Teach Your Child About Personal Safety by Talking About:
Safety with Internet-enabled Devices
Reporting Child Sexual Abuse
Reporting Misconduct/Concerning Behaviour
FREE DOWNLOAD OF PROTECTING YOUR CHILD FROM SEXUAL ABUSE – PARENTS’ PREVENTION GUIDE
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