DO YOU KNOW
A CHILD WHO
HAS BEEN ABUSED?
Children who have been sexually abused often
tell us without words. Grown ups need to watch for signs that
a child is being hurt.
If you suspect that a child you
know has been hurt call the police immediately.
Children tell us about sexual abuse
in their feelings, in their behavior, and with their bodies.
A child who has been sexually
abused may feel:
Suicidal thoughts and attempts
Low self esteem
Fear of certain people or places
A child may:
Have sleep problems or nightmares
Not want to eat
Start wetting or soiling
Have problems in school
Show a sudden change in mood or behavior
Children may have physical problems
Bleeding or discharge
Difficulty going to the bathroom
Unexplained swelling or bruising
Delayed growth and development
Children rely on the grown ups
in their lives to keep them safe. If any child you know is showing
any of these signs please help them! Call the police. Keep the
ITS UP TO US TO KEEP KIDS SAFE
SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused
by Priests, was founded in
1989 in Chicago. It now has more than 4,600 members in virtually
You can find SNAP online at www.snapnetwork.org.
The Milwaukee Chapter can be reached at (414)429-7259