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Education, resources part of prevention

July 3, 2012 While sexual abuse of a child is a nightmare scenario, parents, educators and child care providers need to consider it in order to prevent it from happening or deal with it when it does. more »»

Safety of the child is the first priority after learning about sexual abuse

July 3, 2012 In cases of child sexual abuse, the most dramatic points may be the abuse itself, the revelation, the arrest and, ideally, the conviction. more »»

Support of a parent is critical

July 2, 2012 When “Monica” was told her child had been sexually abused by a family friend, she sobbed and, for about five minutes, didn’t believe it was true. more »»

Finding the evidence to convict an offender is difficult

July 2, 2012 Getting the person accused of molesting a child into a courtroom on criminal charges can be one of the most difficult challenges an investigator face. more »»

Child predators

June 30, 2012 When she was a little girl, “Sarah” found herself receiving some unwanted attention from her father. more »»

Abusers find ways to get closer to child

June 30, 2012 The sexual abuse of a child often begins innocently enough—perhaps with just a simple conversation, according to Helen McGrail, Belpre clinic director for Tri County Mental Health and Counseling... more »»

Column: There really is no shame in having been a victim of sexual abuse

June 30, 2012 When I was 5 years old, my mother was told by a relative who happened to be a pediatric nurse that I was showing the classic signs of being sexually abused. I was. more »»

Sex offenders aren’t always easy to spot

June 30, 2012 The typical child molester isn’t lurking around the playground wearing dark glasses and an overcoat, luring youngsters away with a piece of candy. more »»

Impact of child sex abuse lasts a lifetime

June 30, 2012 Confusion, guilt and physical pain are just some of the things sexually abused children experienc. more »»

Parents, others must know signs of sex abuse

June 30, 2012 Experts say since most sexually abused children don’t tell anyone about their experience it’s extremely important that parents, neighbors of children and others recognize the signs of abuse. more »»

Silent Epidemic: Shining a light on child sexual abuse

June 29, 2012 * Editor's note — This article is the first in a series on child sexual abuse. Additional articles in the series will also run Saturday, Monday and Tuesday. more »»



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