Signs To Watch Out For As A Parent

As a parent, the thought of your child being sexually abused is a terrifying one. Unfortunately, it happens all too commonly. It’s important to keep your mind open to the possibility of it happening to your child. So often, signs of child sexual abuse are overlooked because parents are afraid to consider it being a possibility. However, no matter your family’s ethnicity, socioeconomic status or any other consideration, abuse can happen to your child. Here are the

signs you need to watch out for, according to the nonprofit advocacy group Darkness To Light.

Physical Signs

When it comes to sexual abuse, direct physical signs simply aren’t that common. However, any kind of unexplained bruising, bleeding, redness or bumps should be investigated for any kind of abuse. Scabs around the mouth, genitals or anus could also indicate sexual abuse. Other physical signs include sexually transmitted diseases, urinary tract infections, and abnormal penile or vaginal discharge.

More common for sexual abuse are indirect physical signs. These may include, but aren’t limited to:

Often, these symptoms are suddenly onset.

Behavioral and Emotional Signs

Like other forms of abuse, sexual abuse often has profound impacts on the emotions and behavior of a child. Common signs include, but aren’t limited to:

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