Preventing Child Sexual Abuse

The Safe Keiki Project:

  1. Stay calm and listen carefully. NEVER blame the child.
  2. Be extremely careful to avoid asking questions that may be misconstrued as  "leading" or influencing your child such as "Did Uncle touch you there?" A suspicion of coaching the child will complicate your case.
  3. ​Protect your child by separating her or him from the abuser.
  4. Report to the police and/or Child Welfare Services IMMEDIATELY. Do not wait until the next day.
  5. Call 1.800.422.4453 - The National Child Abuse Hotline.
  6. Call 911 if you need assistance immediately.

WHAT TO DO WHEN YOUR CHILD DISCLOSES SEXUAL ABUSE