OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Discussing inappropriate touching and sexual abuse with children can be tough.
Starting an open conversation is one of the first steps, according tohttps://www.projectharmony.com/Family-Support/How-to-Report-Abuse The advocacy organization says that often-times children do not realize that abuse occurred.
Here are some signs to watch for. according to Project Harmony:
It's important have conversations with children about boundaries and consent. Tell children that you believe them, and that they are loved and supported.
In the state of Nebraska everyone is required to report abuse or neglect.
Nebraska: 1-800-652-1999 (CPS Hotline) OR Local Law Enforcement
Iowa: 1-800-362-2178 (DHS Hotline) OR Local Law Enforcement