Unfortunately, childhood rape is not a rare occurrence and is often carried out by a trusted loved one. This can cause deep shame and emotional turmoil, preventing a child from speaking out against the abuse. Find local resources where you can report suspicions of childhood rape and find support resources for kids in crisis.
If you suspect a child has been raped, call the 24-hour hotline for immediate assistance. Callers are referred to community support resources, while maintaining complete confidentiality.
According to Mercy Medical Center, you should follow these steps to ensure you get the care you need after an assault:
You can expect the following when you seek treatment through the HAVEN program at Mercy Medical Center: