Message from Arpan 2012 | 12

It is of utmost importance to keep open communication channels and have a good constant rapport with the child.

  • Don’t blame the child.
  • Don’t panic or over react.
  • Don’t Pressure the child to talk.
  • Don’t confront offender in the child’s presence.
  • Make the child repeat the story.

Remember, disclosure is difficult for children. It may be days, months, years or even never, for a victim or survivor to be able to talk about sexual abuse. Be patient and supportive.