Protecting Your Child: Reduce the Risk of Child Sexual Abuse
Published by the Canadian Centre for Child Protection, Protecting Your Child: Reduce the Risk of Child Sexual Abuse is a resource for practitioners and parents that aims to support the parenting journey and better understand the issues of child sexual abuse.
Topics covered includes personal boundaries, adult supervision, children's use of internet enabled devices, and concerning sexual behaviour in children.
Section I: Be Informed
Understanding Child Sexual Abuse
What is Child Sexual Abuse?
The Process of Child Sexual Abuse
Impact of Child Sexual Abuse
The Role of Technology and the Internet in Child Sexual Abuse
Discovery or Disclosure of Child Sexual Abuse
When Abuse is Discovered or Disclosed
How to Respond to a Child’s Disclosure
Section II: Supervise
Supervision and Safeguarding
Safeguarding for When Your Child is in Someone Else’s Care
Section III: Pay Attention
Personal Boundaries and Safeguarding
Practice What You Preach
Responding to Concerns when a Boundary is Broken
Section IV: Take Action and Report
Teach Your Child About Personal Safety by Talking About:
Safety with Internet-enabled Devices
Reporting Child Sexual Abuse
Reporting Misconduct/Concerning Behaviour