Stopping the Violence Counsellor
What is child sexual abuse?
Child sexual abuse includes a range of behaviours that give the abuser a sense of power and control and negatively impact a child. Behaviours range from suggestive looks to talk to self-exposure, genital fondling, masturbating in front of a child, or intercourse.
Child sexual abusers are often known to and trusted by the child or the child’s family. Therefore, child sexual abusers can include family members, neighbours, friends, or other people who come into contact with children through work or recreation.