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Signs of Sexual Abuse in Children and Adolescents

Kids often won't talk because of shame, so caregivers must be alert 

Lauren Book, founder and CEO of the Lauren's Kids Foundation, describes key physical and behavioral signs that might suggest a child or adolescent is being sexually abused. Knowing the signs is incredibly important as children are often ashamed and find it difficult to talk about abuse—and because getting professional help immediately is a top priority.

Published: February 18, 2014

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