Signs of sexual abuse in children and teenagers

As adult survivors of abuse, we may have experienced keeping silent and many emotional and behavioural changes, often long term. Breaking the silence at any age, and connecting with other survivors is a cornerstone to recovery.

  • Children might not say that they’ve experienced sexual abuse.
  • Signs of sexual abuse in children include emotional or behaviour changes and physical signs.
  • People who sexually abuse children are most often family members or people you and your child know well.