GET HELP // RESPONDING TO DISCLOSURE
Responding to Disclosure
If a child tells you that something has happened to them, tell the child you believe them and that you are going to contact people who can help. Believe the child if she/he reports sexual abuse. It is rare for a child to lie about sexual abuse.
Respect the privacy of the child. Don't display horror, shock, or disapproval of parents, the children, or situation. Don't place blame or make judgments about the parent or child.