Where to Look for Warning Signs - Family + School Contacts

There are clues in the behavior of kids when their families and their school/coach/club/youth leader interact, which may reveal Warning Signs of childhood sexual abuse. If the abuser is a family member, these contacts will be very stressful for the child.

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Kid afraid to have family and school contacts or meetings
Kid sabotages meeting to avoid possible disclosure
Caregiver displays unusual possessiveness toward child, especially with opposite gender teacher

Apologizes excessively for family's behavior

Distressed when asked to give negative feedback or admit problems

"Spaces out" when planning meeting or sitting in meeting especially if seems fearful