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What to do first.

If a child tells you they’ve been abused, it is critical to listen carefully, stay calm and never blame the child. Thank the child for telling you and reassure him or her of your support. Immediately following your conversation, file a report online or call your local law enforcement agency or Children’s Protective Services (1-855-444-3911). In an emergency, dial 911.

Either law enforcement or CPS will connect you with the Children’s Advocacy Center. Parents and caregivers can also contact the Center directly to request assessment services if they have concerns about a child’s behavior, questions about normal development, or suspicions that their child has been sexually abused.

5% of children under the age of 18 are solicited sexually online.
1,000+ suspected child sexual abuse cases are reported in Kent County each year.
75% of childhood sexual abuse is thought to go unreported.
1 in 7 girls and 1 in 25 boys are sexually abused.
1,000+ suspected child sexual abuse cases are reported in Kent County each year.
75% of childhood sexual abuse is thought to go unreported.
1 in 7 girls and 1 in 25 boys
are sexually abused.
5% of children under the age of 18 are solicited sexually online.