•Be aware that YOUR reaction will affect
what the child will disclose.
•Contact appropriate authorities
•Allow authorities to conduct their
•Let the child know that you believe him or
•Assure the child that it is not their
•Tell the child that you are glad they told.
•Ensure the safety of the child.
•Always seek professional help.
•DO NOT make any promises.
•DO NOT interview the child.
•DO NOT confront the suspect.