News / Utah / 

Counselors Ready to Help Sexually Abused Children

Counselors Ready to Help Sexually Abused Children

Estimated read time: Less than a minute

This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

Mary Richards, KSL Newsradio Counselors are ready to help anyone else who needs help after a teacher was arrested for sexual abuse.

Crisis counselors are ready all day, every day for people to call with concerns of child sex abuse. Frank Hall is accused of sexually abusing three of his students during class time, and authorities say there could be more victims.

Karen Platis: "Naturally, parents are upset and worried, and they don't know the best way to respond to their child about if something has actually happened, or if they just worry that something's happened."

Valley Mental Health's Karen Platis says they also expect a ripple effect of people calling for help.

Platis says if parents are worried about their own child, they should sit down at a time when both are calm and talk openly about it and let the child know they did nothing wrong.

Most recent Utah stories

Related topics



Catch up on the top news and features from, sent weekly.
By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

KSL Weather Forecast