You are furious. You trusted your child with a soccer coach in Arlington Heights, a camp counselor in Chicago, or a youth advisor in Northbrook and that adult not only failed to keep your child safe, but that adult also actively hurt your child in a way that no child should be ever be hurt.
Be Careful of Your Actions
While you have every right to be angry, it is important that you don’t make this horrible situation worse. Specifically, it is important that you avoid:
- Violence. Do not physically assault the person who hurt your child.
- Making threats. Do not make threats or even talk directly to the person who hurt your child.
- Talking to the media. Do not talk to the media about what happened, about your child, or about the person who hurt your child.
Instead, don’t do anything without asking yourself this question: How is my action going to help my child?
What You Can Do to Help Your Child
There are things that you can do to help your child recover from being sexually abused. You can talk to your child’s doctor, to a counselor, and to a lawyer about how to help your child recover. You can also make the person who did this pay without causing additional harm to your child. To find out more, please start a confidential and free online chat with us today. We also encourage you to subscribe to our monthly newsletter to stay up to date on important information for parents of child sex abuse victims.