Your Child’s Love Of Acting Or Stage Management Should Never Lead To Sexual Abuse At A Children’s Theater Company
When your children express a love of acting or theater stage management, you want to do everything possible to help them grow their skills. You put them in a children’s theater company and put them under the care of a director. You have faith that the director will not sexually abuse them. Sometimes, unfortunately, people in charge of children are predators.
When your child becomes part of a children’s theater company, you trust that the director and other adults involved, such as choreographers and technical assistants, will not physically or sexually abuse them. When they do not live up to that trust, it negatively impacts your child and your family. If your child was sexually abused in Connecticut, call our experienced children’s theater sexual abuse attorneys at Tremont Sheldon P.C. in Bridgeport.
Sometimes Power Leads To Grooming
Most people who work and teach children do it for benevolent reasons. They enjoy helping children grow their skills in the arts. However, not everyone who has direct contact with children does it for the right reasons. Some of them take those jobs because it puts them in power roles over children and that allows them to groom them for a sexual relationship.
Be Aware Of The Signs Of Grooming
People who are grooming your child often demonstrate the same habits. Be aware if they:
- Pay special attention to your child
- Isolate your child, involving them in fun activities that require them to be alone together
- Touch the child while you are with them, making them think you approve of touching
- Touch the child in nonsexual ways to desensitize them to touching
- Play games or buy special treats for the child
- Present themselves as a sympathetic listener
- Convince the child that the child contributed to the sexual relationship
If you are a parent with a child who has a passion for theater, then of course, it is important to encourage your child to develop their talents. However, that often means putting them under the care of a theater director or other adult in a theater group. By knowing what to watch for, you can help protect your child from abuse.
Was Your Child Sexually Abused By Their Director Or Stage Manager? Call Now.
At Tremont Sheldon P.C., our lawyers are passionate about holding abusers accountable for their actions and helping our sexual abuse personal injury clients seek monetary damages for their pain and suffering. If you suspect or know that a theater director or other adult working in the theater sexually abused your child, don’t wait. Call us today at 203-212-9075 or email our Bridgeport office to schedule your free, confidential consultation.