Recognizing Child Abuse: Sexual Abuse
This program focuses on the various aspects of sexual abuse. Included are an overview and definition of sexual abuse, and the many ways that sexual abuse occurs, including incest, molestation, exhibitionism, child pornography, and child prostitution. Discussed in detail are the specific methods that abusers utilize with their victims, including grooming and ways of pressuring children into sexual activity. Also described are actual physical signs of sexual abuse and ways of identifying suggestive behaviors in both victims and their suspicious caretakers. Finally, this program addresses the important obligation and logistics of reporting sexual abuse when working in health and social services.