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The series, “Lean on me: a caregiver’s guide to safeguarding and supporting healing from sexual abuse” is now available to view online at:


Child sexual abuse and exploitation are pervasive in the United States, with 1 in 4 female and 1 and 6 male children experiencing some form of sexual violence before they turn 18. Safeguarding children against sexual abuse and exploitation can be a daunting responsibility, and truly caring for and supporting a child who has experienced the devastating effects of these crimes can be challenging. In this much-anticipated  series, we will explore the topics of childhood sexual abuse and exploitation, the effects of these forms of violence on children and those around them, and provide caregivers with advice and tools for supporting them on a journey of healing.

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