- Avoid denial and remain calm. If the child has come to you with abuse, they trust you enough to know that you are going to do your best to help them. Don't let them down.
- Don't interrogate the child, allow them to explain what happened in thier own words.
- Reassure the child that they did nothing wrong, and that they are doing the right thing by coming to you, or admitting what has happened to them.
The National Child Abuse Hotline is 1 (800) 422-4453 or www.childhelp.org