Parenting a Child Who Has Been Sexually Abused: A Guide for Foster and Adoptive Parents

This Child Welfare Information Gateway factsheet discusses how foster and adoptive parents can help children and adolescents who have experienced sexual abuse. It provides basic information about sexual abuse and links to other information so that parents can education themselves about the topic. The factsheet suggests ways to establish guidelines for safety and privacy in the family, and it offers suggestions about when to seek professional help and where to find such help. (July 2013)

https://www.childwelfare.gov/pubs/f_abused/f_abused.pdf