If you suspect your child is being sexually abused, the most important thing you can do is to let the child know that whatever is happening it is not his or her fault.  If a child tells you he or she is being abused, it means that the child trusts you.  Know that it takes an immense amount of courage for a child to disclose that he or she is being abused.

In New York City, there are special programs called a Child Advocacy Centers that offer comprehensive care, including medical, legal and therapeutic services, for children who have been sexually abused. 


Manhattan Child Advocacy Center

1753 Park Avenue at 122nd Street
(212) 305-6474


Jane Barker Brooklyn Child Advocacy Center

320 Schermerhorn Street
(718) 330-5400


Queens Child Advocacy Center

112-25 Queens Boulevard
 (718) 575-1342


Staten Island Child Advocacy Center

130 Stuyvesant Place