When warning signs appear, it's time to learn more.

Perhaps you are feeling uncomfortable about something that might have occurred between an adult and a child. You may only have vague details or feel uncertain about what is really going on.

If you are seeing signs in people you know or care about that may indicate that a child or teen is at risk of being sexually abused, now is the time to take a step.

Many people have shared with us that their first step was to trust their gut feeling that something just wasn’t right. If you are having mixed feelings about speaking up, we encourage you to trust your intuitions and explore your options here.

Child sexual abuse is almost always a gradual process, not a single event. The more you understand about how and why it happens, the more effective you can be at preventing or stopping it. We can help you make a plan now to step in before a child is harmed.


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