Helping a Child Heal from Sexual Abuse
Sadly, it is not uncommon for children in foster care to have experienced some type of sexual abuse. The possible impacts of sexual abuse scare many foster and kinship parents.
It is a myth that all children who were sexually abused will act out sexually or will become sexual predators; however, it is true that children who have been sexually abused need help in overcoming the impact of this abuse.
Creating a Family has resources to help foster parents and kinship care providers help children who have experienced sexual abuse. A few we think you will find particularly helpful are:
- Books For Foster Parents On Helping Children Heal From Sexual Abuse
- 3 Signs a Child May Have Been Sexually Abused (factsheet)
- Fostering/Adopting a Child That May Have Been Sexually Abused (radio show)
Scroll to the bottom of this page to see the resources we have on Helping a Child Heal from Sexual Abuse in the form of blogs, articles, radio shows/podcasts, tip sheets, fact sheets and expert Q & A’s.