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​​"Caring for Kids: What Parents Need to Know about Sexual Abuse" is a consumer-focused resource kit that contains information and fact sheets for parents, caregivers, and adolescents, produced by the National Child Traumatic Stress Network ( 

The kit provides parents and caregivers with tools to help them support children

who have been victims of sexual abuse, information on the importance of talking to children and youth about body safety, and guidance on how to respond when children disclose sexual abuse. Also included is advice on how to cope with the shock of intrafamilial abuse and with the emotional impact of legal involvement in sexual abuse cases. 

Caring for Kids provides adolescents with information about the prevalence of acquaintance rape and tips to help reduce their risk for abuse. It also offers guidance on what to do if they are a victim of acquaintance rape including disclosure, medical attention, and professional counseling.

You can access the individual pdf files below:

Child Sexual Abuse Fact Sheet: For Parents, Teachers, and Other Caregiver (en Español)

Questions & Answers about Child Sexual Abuse: An Interview with Esther Deblinger, PhD (en Español)

What to do If Your Child Discloses Sexual Abuse: A Guide for Parents and Caregivers (en Español)

Coping with the Shock of Intrafamilial Sexual Abuse : Information for Parents and Caregivers (en Español)

Acquaintance Rape: Information for Parents  (en Español)

• Preventing Acquaintance Rape: A Safety Guide For Teens (en Español)

What Do I Do Now? A Survival Guide for Victims of Acquaintance Rape (en Español)

Sexual Development and Behavior in Children: Information for Parents and Caregivers(en Español)

Understanding and Coping with Sexual Behavior Problems in Children: Information for Parents and Caregivers (en Español)

Child Sexual Abuse: Coping with the Emotional Stress of the Legal System (en Español)