Know the signs
A child may show some of these signs that a traumatic incident has happened in their life:
Unexplained changes in behavior or personality.
Uncharacteristically aggressive behavior.
Lack of social skills and has few or no friends.
Poor bond or relationship with a parent.
Knowledge of adult issues inappropriate for their age.
Running away or going missing,
Online public information resources are available to stay up-to-date and informed of predators in your area. Frequent visits to those sites are recommended to know what registered offenders are living in your neighborhood, and keep a higher level of safety for the children residing in the area. You can also reach out to Jessie’s Place for more clarifying information regarding other forms of awareness available in your community to stay educated and informed.