Has the youth ever experienced sexual abuse or ever been touched on his/her private parts or made to touch other’s privates? Has the youth ever witnessed sexual abuse, witnessed sexual activity or materials such as movies, pictures, etc., or had a sibling experience sexual abuse?
0 – No evidence that action is needed. There is no suspicion of any sexual abuse.
1 – Let’s watch/wait. Youth has been exposed to sexual material, has a sibling who has experienced sexual abuse, and/or has witnessed sexual abuse. Youth has experienced being touched and/or has been made to touch others in the past; or there is a suspicion of this occurring.
2 – Help is needed. Youth has experienced at least one occurrence of being sexually abused. Youth has not received any prior treatment and/or is still experiencing some difficulty because of the abuse.
3 – Help is needed now/immediately. Youth was severely sexually abused. There was penetration, may have involved more than one perpetrator, and/or the sexual abuse may have caused physical harm.