Sibling Sexual Abuse is a growing issue. Jane Epstein, Hope Sittler and Maria Socolof join me to talk about the issue of sibling sexual abuse, what parents should know, what survivors should know and what parents can do to prevent it, and next steps if abuse is discovered.’

Jane, Hope and Maria, along with Brandy Black and Fiona Ward joined forces to create the non profit organization 5waves.org to help other families affected by SSA.

In this episode, we talked about:

  • The prevalence of child sexual abuse in the home
  • Why this type of abuse is so often NOT discovered
  • Acknowledging those who have been harmed
  • The stigma of disclosing a child’s abuse
  • The importance of communication
  • Hope’s story of discovering the abuse between her children
  • The challenges of finding help and information
  • How children determine what’s inappropriate/unsafe
  • The importance of teaching body safety and specifics
  • Vigilance and conversations in the home
  • What are the next steps if abuse is discovered
  • The emotional toll on all family members
  • The need for therapy and treatment for children & parents
  • How to get support as a parent when people judge you

Learn more about 5 Waves and other organizations working together to fight this issue.

Social Media Links:

5WAVES IG: https://www.instagram.com/5wavesorg/

Maria IG: https://www.instagram.com/mariasocolofauthor/

Hope IG: https://www.instagram.com/hopesittler/

Jane IG:https://www.instagram.com/jane_complicatedcourage/


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