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As a teen, what should I know about sexual abuse in children?

As a teen, what should I know about sexual abuse in children?

Sexual Abuse: Sexual abuse can be very devastating to a child. Early sexual abuse can create emotional lability, negative or even suicidal thoughts, repressed sexuality or uninhibited sexuality. When a child is sexually abused, the sexual boundaries are violated and the child doesn't know how to process the intense emotional and sexual feelings. Typically this leads to negative feelings and behaviors. ...Read more

Violence (Definition)

Violence is described by the World Health Organization as the use of physical force or power, threatened or actual, against oneself, another person, or against a group or community, that either results in or has a high likelihood of resulting in injury, death, psychological ...Read more


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Does psychotherapy help young children who have had issues with sexual abuse?

Does psychotherapy help young children who have had issues with sexual abuse?

Yes: Psychotherapy, used and applied correctly, can be very beneficial. It is very important to find a therapist with whom you feel comfortable. ...Read more

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What are telltale symptoms of sexual abuse in children?

What are telltale symptoms of sexual abuse in children?

When children have: Been sexually abused, there is often a sudden change in their behavior. They may start acting out. Failing in school, having nightmares, making sexually provocative remarks. If you suspect something is wrong, it is a good idea to consult with a child psychologist. ...Read more

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Effects of long term childhood sexual abuse?

Effects of long term childhood sexual abuse?

Many neg effects: Childhood sexual abuse (often occurs with other maltreatment) is associated with many negative outcomes e.g., substance abuse, depression, anxiety, relationship problems, low academic achievement & poor economic traction, criminal behavior, difficulties with parenting and risk of abusing own kids/ selecting abusivd partners low stress tolerance, sexual problems, trust issues, low self esteem, etc. ...Read more

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What are the long-term health effects of sexual abuse?

What are the long-term health effects of sexual abuse?

Sexual abuse takes: a toll in many different ways. It varies from person 2 person. The most common basic impact is on the person's ability 2 trust anyone. This leads 2 various types of social/emotional issues. It can also lead 2 depression, anxiety and other emotional issues. For some people the impact is seen in physical ailments, ulcers, stomach problems, headaches or more. Psychotherapy and support groups help ...Read more

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I have many sx's and vague memories of c/h sexual abuse. My pshych only believes that i think it happened, but i need him to know it did. Suggestions?

I have many sx's and vague memories of c/h sexual abuse. My pshych only believes that i think it happened, but i need him to know it did. Suggestions?

What matters is not : That your psychotherapist believes that it happened or not. What matters is for you to explore further what both your mind and your body are communicating to you and to allow your body to release the tensions and the memories that relate to those events. Slowly, pay attention to what your nervous system and your physiology tell you. Look into body/mind approaches like somatic experiencing. ...Read more

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Delayed maturity due to sexual abuse, what to do?

Am assuming that: You are referring to emotional maturity or sexual intimacy. If you are being impacted by a history of sexual abuse - would encourage you to seek therapy. Take care. ...Read more

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How do I get over these flashbacks of sexual abuse?

How do I get over these flashbacks of sexual abuse?

Safety: Find a trusted psychologist, psychiatrist, or therapist trained in knowing how to work with sexual trauma that you feel safe with. ...Read more

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Where can I find a support group for survivors of sexual abuse?

Where can I find a support group for survivors of sexual abuse?

Also look here: http://www.rainn.org/get-information/types-of-sexual-assault/child-sexual-abuse.

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Dr. Kathryn Seifert
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Domestic Violence (Definition)

Domestic violence is a condition in which a person is violent towards another member of his family or household. Victims of this crime often don't report it to police due to ...Read more


Dr. Kathryn Seifert
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Domestic Abuse (Definition)

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