Do you know how you would react if a child discloses abuse to you? Proper handling of the situation will help the child heal.
If a child discloses abuse to you, the most important things you can say are:
“I believe you.”
“This isn’t your fault.”
“We are going to get help.”
For more tips on how to respond, visit the Children’s Home Society webpage.
Source: What to do if a child discloses, Children’s Home Society of South Dakota