10 Signs of Possible Sexual Abuse

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It isn’t something parents want to consider, but child sexual abuse can and does happen. Be aware of the following possible signs. 

1. Sudden, unexplained mood swings, changes in personality, or suicide attempts.

2. Nightmares and unexplained sleep problems.

3. Changes in eating habits or trouble swallowing.

4. Suddenly has money, toys or gifts without reason.

5. Develops new or unusual fear of certain people or places.

6. Physical signs, such as bruises or soreness around genitals or mouth.

7. Fear of intimacy or closeness with others.

8. Acts out sexual behavior during play.

9. Exhibits adult-like sexual behaviors, language and knowledge.

10. Regression in behaviors, such as bedwetting.

Read more: 
Knowing the Signs of Sexual Abuse