Parenting a Child Who Has Been Sexually Abused: A Guide for Foster and Adoptive Parents

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Child Welfare Information Gateway

The guide provides information for the foster and adoptive parents of children who have been sexually abused, and lists potential signs of past abuse to help parents determine if abuse has occurred. It lists appropriate and inappropriate sexual behaviors by age group, and discusses ways to establish family guidelines for safety and privacy. In addition, it details what to look for in a mental health professional and how to find one. Free online. (703) 385-7565,