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Safety over The Holidays

During the holiday season, many of us are looking forward to seeing friends and family at various events. But for survivors of child sexual abuse, these get-togethers can be a stressful time of being around their abuser or the loved ones who reacted poorly to disclosures. Here are a few things to keep in mind.

“How do I know she isn’t lying?”

“How do we know she isn’t lying?” We hear that question often, and it’s important to address. The reality is that children rarely lie about abuse. If a child has the courage to disclose abuse to you, the most important thing you can do is believe them and get them help, starting with a call to the child abuse hotline: 1-800-25-ABUSE.

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