TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - It’s a parents worst nightmare finding out there’s a predator around your kids.
On Wednesday, Capital Regional Medical Center educated the public on what to do about it.
The hospital welcomed parents, teachers, and anyone who works with kids to hear from a trained professional.
Kelli Mercer, Manager of Social Services at CRMC, discussed warning signs displayed by small children that may show sexual abuse.
The forum also taught parents the best way to teach children how to express themselves and tell if something did happen.
"We think that of course it's important to protect the vulnerable children in our society to offer resources and support to family and parents and teachers and providers and so their aware of resources that are available to help those children as well as to identify those who maybe at risk," said Mercer.
Mercer said as many as one out of four girls and one out of six boys will be affected by abuse by the age of 18.
90 percent of those victims actually knew their perpetrators.