Part One, "What Is Sexual Abuse And How Does It Affect Children?" defines sexual abuse, gives anecdotal examples, lists symptoms, and outlines effects on children in different age groups. Part Two, "Parenting The Child Who Has Been Sexually Abused," defines three roles for adoptive and foster parents with concrete steps parents can take to fulfill those roles. It provides hypothetical "case studies" and asks thought-provoking questions related to those situations. Part Three shows how the parent can support the healing of a child who has been sexually abused.