Three Things to Know About Child Sexual Abuse

By Paule, Camazine & Blumenthal, P.C. of Paule, Camazine & Blumenthal, P.C. posted in Abuse on Tuesday, November 15, 2011.

By Susan E. Block

1. Talk to your children about boundaries that they should have with others. Be specific as to what is okay and not okay about touching and being touched by others.

2. Let your children know they can talk all to you about anything and that they won’t be punished for doing so; you will always be in their corner.

3.  Pay attention to where your children are, who they are spending time with, what they are saying and how they are acting.

No one else can or will notice changes that might prevent further harm to your child or others.

Consult a mental health professional for more information on this critical issue. An experienced family law lawyer can be a good referral source.

Our children are often at most risk where we truly believe they are most safe.

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Susan E. Block

Susan E. Block

Susan Block returned to the practice of law after retiring as a Circuit Judge in 2004, with 25 years of judicial service. In her last judicial assignment she was appointed to serve as the Administrative Judge of the Family Court with the authority to manage the policies and practices of this division, while maintaining a full caseload of abuse, neglect, delinquency and adoption matters.

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