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