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My 11 year old granddaughter engaged in sexual contact with

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My 11 year old granddaughter engaged in sexual contact with her 7 year old girl cousin last night. What do we do??? We have talked to her about it but I feel she needs further counseling but she has no health insurance. Do we report it to child welfare? There are two other sisters in the home.
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Parenting
Expert:  Jef Burk replied 8 years ago.
Hi

Have you spoken with her parents?

Dr Jef
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
My daughter is a single mother, working 50 hours a week and not making it. She is beside herself. We all need help in dealing with this. I am involved with these kids almost everyday.
Expert:  Jef Burk replied 8 years ago.
Hi

I think it is too hasty to make any conclusions or advise on a course of action.

The prudent thing to do is observe the situation - if there is a genuine problem then it will become clear as time passes.

I'd only involve child welfare if you suspected that there was abuse of some sort being perpetrated.

Dr Jef
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Customer: replied 8 years ago.
This was my question...I thought I would get more advice than this I was dissappointed that he didn't suggest reading material or something else...Did you talk to her parents!!!!!
Expert:  Ms Chase replied 8 years ago.
Hello Debbi,

May I ask you a few questions?

Do you suspect that she's had some sort of abuse? If so, from who?

How did you find out what happened?

What exectly did happen?

Is this the first time (that you know of) that this happened?

How have things been since you first posted about this?

Chase