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Understanding Educator Childhood Sexual Abuse

It is important to understand why and how childhood sexual abuse shapes a child for a lifetime. The long-term effects of childhood sexual abuse can follow survivors throughout life. Additionally, these consequences tend to disguise themselves as a difficulty adjusting to or difficulty coping with the responsibilities of normal adulthood.

The emotional scars of child molestation in a trusted setting, like a school, do not easily fade. Indeed, they often impact the child as they grow into an adult, their adult relationships, and even the relationships with their own children. Unfortunately, victims of educator childhood sex abuse are much more likely to find themselves in dysfunctional or even abusive adult relationships.

For families trying to understand how to best support a child that has experienced sexual abuse in a school environment, it’s important to note that children who are disbelieved, blamed, or ostracized experience a greater sense of betrayal than those who are supported, believed, and shown understanding.

Preventing Educator Childhood Sexual Abuse

Education and information is the key to stopping sexual abuse in a school setting. Pedophiles engage in a predictable behavior which starts with a grooming process and ends with the molestation of a child. Knowing what to look for and what to do when you see such behavior is the key to stopping sexual abuse before it occurs. Learn more about preventing sexual abuse in schools and our free Sexual Predator Identification Program for PTA groups and parents.