Research shows that the support of a caring parent/caretaker is the MOST important ingredient in a child’s healing from sexual abuse. A child’s safety, trust, self-esteem, intimacy and feelings of control over their lives have been affected by the abuse. You can help! You have the tools! The following are ‘some’ ideas of how:

To help your child feel safe:

To help your child trust again:

To help your child gain self-esteem:

To help your child open-up and be capable of intimacy:

To help your child feel that they have some control over their lives:

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