Warning Signs of Child Molestation

Quick Facts:

  • Today, two out of every 10 girls and one out of every 10 boys are victims of a sexual abuser.
  • It is estimated that in 80% of child sexual abuse cases, the child is molested by someone who they know and trust.
  • Children rarely lie about sexual abuse. If a child reports that they have been abused, it is critical that the claim is not dismissed.
Behavioral Signs of Molestation

  • Verbal report of abuse
  • Inappropriate sexual knowledge
  • Inappropriate sexual behavior
  • Bed wetting and nightmares
  • Weight changes and changes in appetite
  • Self harming
  • Shrinking away from physical contact
  • Overly protective of siblings
  • PTSD Symptoms
Reactions

  • Withdrawal
  • Depression
  • Sleeping & eating disorders
  • Phobias
  • Psychosomatic symptoms (stomachaches, headaches)
  • Problems at school
  • Poor hygiene or excessive bathing
  • Anxiety
  • Guilt
  • Regressive behaviors

Warning Signs of Child Molestation

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