Lesson 1, Topic 1
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Signs Of Abuse – Sexual Abuse

There are 2 types of sexual abuse: non-contact and contact.

Non-contact sexual abuse can include:

  • Exposing of private parts to a child
  • Showing a child pornography
  • Making a child to pose in sexually influenced pictures
  • Exposing a child to sexual acts
  • Getting children to perform sexual acts over the phone

Contact Sexual Abuse can include:

  • Any sexual touching of a child’s body including the child’s mouth
  • Penetration of the child with a body part or object
  • Making a child touch someone sexually

Child’s Appearance:

  • Torn stained or bloody underclothing
  • Experiences pain bruising or itching in genital areas
  • Has a sexually transmitted infection
  • Recurrent urinary tract infections

Child’s Behavior:

  • Sexual behavior or knowledge that is inappropriate for the child’s age group.
  • Inappropriate sexual touching of other children
  • Abrupt change in behavior
  • Extreme reluctance to be touched in any way

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