What You can Do if a Child Discloses Sexual Assault to You

  • BELIEVE THE CHILD!!!
  • Respond calmly and in a “matter of fact” style
  • DO NOT ask leading questions (Leave that to a child forensic interviewer)
  • Ask simply: Who What When Where?
  • Tell the child you will get them help
  • Call Child Protective Services, Indian Child Welfare and or Law Enforcement.

A Sane nurse is not always especially equipped to do a sexual assault exam on a child. REMEMBER THE ASSAULT WILL CONTINUE IF YOUR CHILD SEXUAL ASSAULT VICTIM IS FORENSICALLY NOT HANDLED BY QUALIFIED SPECIALIST.

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