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Do You Suspect Your Child Has Been Sexually Abused?

MOSAC: Mothers of Sexually Abused Children

Information, Resources and Support From Mel Langston, PhD

Narcissistic Abuse and Guidance with Randi Fine

Why Children Don't Tell

Many factors influence whether a child will tell about sexual abuse. Primary factors include the age of the child, identity of the perpetrator, level and type of threat, perception of the child regarding probability of being believed and protected from the perpetrator, severity of the abuse, and presence of PTSD symptoms. The child judges whether it is safe to tell. If the perpetrator is a family member, the child usually takes longer to tell. The