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  • STEP 1
  • STEP 2
  • STEP 3
  • Say, “I believe you” and “It’s not your fault.”!

    • Do remain calm
    • Do ask open-ended questions “Then what happened?”
    • DON’T make promises. Say, “We’re going to get the help we need”
    • Do remain calm
    • Do ask open-ended questions “Then what happened?”<
    • DON’T make promises. Say, “We’re going to get the help we need”
  • Conduct a minimal fact interview!!

    • DO let them use their own words
    • Do ask open-ended questions “Then what happened?”
    • DON’T ask leadings questions or probe for details
  • Report immediately!!!

    • Do tell law enforcement and/0r child protection services
    • Report to the ‘Cece Yara Foundation through 08008008001, direct walk in or email.
    • DON’T make promises. Say, “We’re going to get the help we need”
    • Most child victims never report sexual abuse. Therefore, you need to understand why children are afraid to tell.
    • The abuser may threaten the child or a family member.
    • The abuser may try to confuse the child about right and wrong.
    • Many abusers tell children the abuse is “okay” or “a game.”
    • The abuser may shame the child, blame the child, or tell the child that his/her parents will be angry.
    • Children are afraid of disrupting or hurting their family.
    • Some children who did not initially disclose are afraid to tell when it happens again.
    • Some children are too young to understand
    *Darkness to Light’s 3 Steps to Dealing with Reported Abuse