Child sex abuse: Things parents might want to know after a teacher is charged

Apr 29, 2017 | Uncategorized

Children who have been sexually abused may not always exhibit clear signs that are easily identified by a parent.

But experts in treating child victims of sexual assault say that sometimes there are behavioral changes a parent might notice. And they say there’s a right way to question a child to find out if sexual abuse is involved.

“I would not just come out and say to a child, ‘Are you being sexually abused?’ ” said James Anderst, a child abuse pediatrician at Children’s Mercy Hospital.

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