SAVE THE DATE!

2018 WV Center for Children's Justice
Handle with Care Conference

October 17-19, 2018 | Charleston Civic Center

Responding to Child Abuse

 

If a Child Reaches Out to You

DO:

  • Remain calm.
  • Believe the child.
  • Allow the child to talk.
  • Show interest and concern.
  • Reassure and support the child.
  • Take action. It could save a child’s life.

 

DON’T:

  • Panic or overreact.
  • Press to child to talk.
  • Promise anything you can’t control.
  • Confront the offender.
  • Blame or minimize the child’s feelings.
  • Overwhelm the child with questions