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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

Dr. Raj Syal Dr. Syal
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Improving Sexual Performance (Checklist)

Communicate with your partner
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Practice -- sex improves through practice and communication
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Exercise -- 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

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata Dr. Iwata
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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, talk, talk
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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

Dr. Barbara Lavi Dr. Lavi
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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 evaluations are updated
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Meet with a psychologist
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Join Spec ED Parents Organization
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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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