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Many parents shy away from having conversations about sexual assault with children and teens because it can be a heavy topic. In general, sexual assault is a subject that can be a difficult topic to talk about with children. However, conversations about sexual assault do not have to be uncomfortable and can be integrated into everyday conversations. Starting these discussions early on with children makes it easier for children to engage and feel comfortable as they grow and talk more about sexual assault. Parents need to teach children and teens when to speak up and how and when to say “no.” This article allows parents to advocate the importance of engaging children in discussions about sexual assault.  



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Talking to Your Children About Sexual Assault