“Indicators of Child Sexual Abuse” by Rashi.

Child sexual abuse is extremely difficult to detect mainly because of the secrecy that surrounds it.  Children are often threatened or coerced by perpetrators into remaining silent and are frightened of the consequences if they disclose the abuse. Parents, especially Indians prefer not to talk about sex to their children. In such cases, it becomes very difficult for a child to confide in parents, for children to establish that something wrong is happening, for children to realize that it isn’t their fault. These factors all contribute to a climate of secrecy which means that a  child will often not disclose sexual abuse directly.
All of this not talking makes it important that parents learn to recognise the symptoms and cajole the truth of the child.

Click here to read how children react to abuse in many different ways.

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