Knowing the steps to try and prevent, identify, and report child abuse is essential for all adults as is knowing how to talk to a child who is reporting abuse to you. This guest post from Lauren Book of Lauren's Kids does just that and needs to be shared widely for all to read.
It's horribly important to talk to your kids in an age appropriate manner, about bad touches and bad secrets, but that's not enough. My parents did that, and did it very well... Most victims don't tell because they are afraid, afraid of the consequences of telling.