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Sexual Abuse Of Children (Overview)

Sexual abuse of children is the illegal engagement of sexual activity with minors by adults or by other minors.


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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

Sexual Abuse Of Children (Overview)

Sexual abuse of children is the illegal engagement of sexual activity with minors by adults or by other minors.


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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

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Is it possible for women to have sexual relationships after they have been sexual abused as children?

Is it possible for women to have sexual relationships after they have been sexual abused as children?

YEs: That is a very good question. It can be difficult for some, to experience normal adult sexual relations after having been the victim of abuse. Sometimes, therapy is necessary. But yes, not only is it possible, it is likely that a person will be able to eventually get over his or her sexual trauma and have meaningful, normal sex lives. ...Read more

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How come adults who were sexually abused as children sometimes have trouble with intercourse?

How come adults who were sexually abused as children sometimes have trouble with intercourse?

Difficult issue: The core of this issue often represents a destruction of the primary trust response in early childhood.Since most involve trusted adults or close family members, a kid can grow up not knowing who of if to trust, including their intimate partners, or sexual activity sends them back in time to the abuse. Therapy can help this process.Those who avoid therapy carry a heavy burden. ...Read more

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Improving Sexual Performance (Checklist)

Communicate with your partner
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Practice, as sex improves through practice and communication
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Exercise, as having a better body image will improve your desire
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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 it is extremely : helpful and important to help reduce the negative impact of sexual abuse on a child. Much of the therapy is carried out using play with toys, dolls and puppets to help the child express their feelings of anger, guilt and shame associated with the abuse. Find a licensed child psychologist with expertise in trauma work. ...Read more

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Caring for a Special Needs Child (Checklist)

Pick a good primary care provider
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Keep a notebook of your child's health problems and medical specialists
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How can I heal from sexual abuse?

How can I heal from sexual abuse?

Congrats on: Coming to terms in dealing with abuse of this magnitude is couragous in it's self you are saying you will not let that person keep control over your life, the way to move forward is to seek help from a trusted therapist skilled in this area and most importantly one you can relate to. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what is sexual abuse?

Can you tell me what is sexual abuse?

Anytime: someone has sexual contact with another person without that person explicitly agreeing (for an adult) and any sexual contact with a child (whether or not the child "agreed") is sexual abuse ...Read more

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Breastfeeding Your Child (Checklist)

Try to eat organic, especially lots of fruits and veggies
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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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Do really bad nightmates indicate sexual abuse?

Do really bad nightmates indicate sexual abuse?

No: Even people with fairly fortunate histories can periodically suffer really bad nightmares. Yet, they "can" mean there are troubled things filling the mind. You ought not try to pin point the things from nightmares - certainly not alone. It's never easy to be certain - but there are big mistakes to be made in those woods. Be careful. Talk w/ a good therapist. ...Read more

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Parenting a Child During Puberty (Checklist)

Be proactive and truthful
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Allow room for growth
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Explore books on puberty at your child's level
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Talk, as communication is important
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Is this sexual abuse if I flirt with my students?

No, it is stupidity: Why on earth would you want to flirt with them, even more so if they are under age. It could also mget you fired. Flirtation is for outside school and hopefully withindividuals over 18 years. ...Read more

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Any advice? I have been affected by sexual abuse?

Any advice? I have been affected by sexual abuse?

Sexual abuse: I would suggest that you seek out counseling with a mental health practitioner who specializes in treatment of trauma and abuse. Sexual abuse affects personal relationships, as well as self-esteem and confidence. In counseling, you can resolve and release the trauma which may still be stored in your body memory, and move towards a more balanced life. ...Read more

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Parenting a Child with a Learning Disorder (Checklist)

Request a full psychological evaluation for your child
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Make sure that your child's evaluations are updated
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Meet with a psychologist
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If applicable, join a special education organization for parents
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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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How would someone who had childhood sexual abuse behave?

How would someone who had childhood sexual abuse behave?

Varies Widely: Survivors of trauma, incl. Sexual abuse, behave in all sorts of ways. Whether or not their behavior reflects their trauma depends on how they coped with it - incl. The stories they told themselves about it, stories they may have told others about it, etc. These stories capture how they made sense of the trauma & the meaning they gave it. How they coped likely also reflected the support they had. ...Read more

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Managing Your Child's Diabetes (Checklist)

Measure your child's glycated haemoglobin every three months
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Measure your child's blood sugar daily
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Make sure your child eats high-fiber, unprocessed foods, and limit simple sugars
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Your child should be active daily, as exercise increases insulin sensitivity
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I need some tips on how to tell a new partner about sexual abuse?

I need some tips on how to tell a new partner about sexual abuse?

Honestly: when you feel enough trust and safety with the person. Tell your story and if the person cares about you then he or she will listen without judgment. ...Read more

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Is it sexual abuse if someone touches me on a non-sexual part of my body?

Is it sexual abuse if someone touches me on a non-sexual part of my body?

Usually not: Many people touch a shoulder or elbow without any sexual intent. Always best to politely inform a toucher that you would prefer them not to touch you if it upsets you. ...Read more

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Helping your Child through College (Checklist)

Make a pre-college physical with their doctor
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Be supportive, but not intrusive
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Allow them to figure out how to live independently
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Encourage them to get enough sleep and eat healthily
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Can someone who was a victim of sexual abuse as a child recover and be normal?

Can someone who was a victim of sexual abuse as a child recover and be normal?

Yes!: Early intervention with psychological help is very important. Long-term harm can occur if issues are not address and verbalized by the victim, who in some ways may even feel responsible. ...Read more

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Are there any good medications that help with coping with a bad sexual abuse situation in the past?

Are there any good medications that help with coping with a bad sexual abuse situation in the past?

See below: Medication will help with managing sx that you may experiences as a result of abuse -- mood, sleep, etc. Discussing your issues with a psychologist or a counselor specializing in sexual abuse and/or traumatic experiences will help you with working through your experiences. Good luck! ...Read more

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Should i be concerned about a child who has suffered sexual abuse asking to use the restroom very frequently (4yrs old)?

Should i be concerned about a child who has suffered sexual abuse asking to use the restroom very frequently (4yrs old)?

Yes: Any child with new onset voiding dysfunction or incontinence or any adult with lonstanding voiding dysfunction should be counseled about a history and nature of sexual abuse. Also, a physical exam is indicated. In children especially, problematic voiding habits can predispose to more serious sequelae as they grow into adults. Early diagnosis and treatment is crucial. ...Read more

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What is a sane test and what do they do during one? I know that its a sexual abuse test but what exactly is it? Where can I get more information on it?

What is a sane test and what do they do during one? I know that its a sexual abuse test but what exactly is it?
Where can I get more information on it?

Hello. : Hello. I believe you are describing a competency evaluation which is sometimes used if a lawyer plans to make an insanity defense. Although there is likely to be an inquiry about past sexual abuse, it certainly is not limited to this. It is normally a very comprhensive evaluation which includes psychological testing. It if often used to determine if a person knew right from wrong when they committed a crime, to determine if they have a severe mental disorder and to see if they are able to intelligently cooperate with their attorney. You could probably google the subject, but i don't know if will give you the exact evaluation template that an evaluator would use. ...Read more

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Can zoophilia be related to sexual abuse?

Can zoophilia be related to sexual abuse?

Why do you ask?: There's a school of 'pop' mental health treatment that assumes that abnormal adult behavior was caused by sexual abuse, usually 'forgotten.' It is more productive to talk about whatever problems one's feelings may be causing one, how to deal with feelings that are not appropriate to act upon, and how one might find true romantic love. Exploring the past, whatever happened, may be helpful. ...Read more

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How to get over the sexual abuse i suffered?

How to get over the sexual abuse i suffered?

See a mental health: professional who specializes in sexual abuse. It is very treatable and you can have many happy years ahead. Don't allow that or anything else to dictate how the rest of your life goes. Peace and good health. ...Read more