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Signs of Sexual Abuse: Tip Sheet for Media

A pamphlet developed by the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC), What Is Child Sexual Abuse?, highlights various forms of sexual victimization and their distinctive signs and symptoms. Targeted to media professionals, the pamphlet summarizes common behavioral red flags displayed by sexually abused children. A checklist of warning signs to help with the detection and identification are also provided, including: Bodily signs (i.e., bedwetting, stomachaches) Emotional signs (i.e., fear, sadness, acting out) Sexual signs (i.e., inappropriate sexual behavior) Verbal signs (i.e., narrative accounts of non-age-appropriate ...