Do False Allegations Of Sexual Abuse Really “Keep Happening”?

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Here’s Why Social Perception Matters Someone hit “comment” without getting their facts straight. Surprisingly, a lot more people were there to correct the mistake. Yesterday, the above image of Brian Banks popped up on Imgur. The text reads: “Brian Banks did 5 years in jail and had to register as a sex offender after a Read More …

Will Rolling Stone Magazine Make it Harder to Believe Child Molestation Victims

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Rolling Stone Blames Victim After Article Comes Under Fire On November 19th, Rolling Stone Magazine ran an article intending to shed light on how colleges often mishandle reports of sexual violence, after a string of high-profile rape cases at Yale, Harvard, Columbia, Vanderbilt and Florida State. In “A Rape On Campus,” a woman using the Read More …

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Parents: Do You Struggle With Triggers?

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Parenting as a Survivor Do You Struggle With Triggers? If you’re a parent who survived childhood sexual abuse, have your experiences differed from the struggles moms and dads normally share? The question came up when anonymous user asked Reddit’s parenting forum for help: the mom of two young boys had survived sexual abuse as a Read More …

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Why Kids Don’t Tell About Sexual Abuse

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You do everything within your power to protect your child from sexual abuse. You’re vigilant about who has contact with your child. You know the right questions to ask organizations. Even the behavioral signs to look for if you’re suspicious. But how can you feel secure that, if something did happen, your child would tell? Sexual Read More …

The Real Deal With Repressed Memories

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The idea of repressed memories is haunting, yet it’s the foundation of all therapy; To help anyone who has experienced something traumatic better cope with their past experiences and future development. Often people are skeptical when told of repressed memories of sexual abuse or childhood trauma. Those who are skeptical may ask if such an Read More …

Do Sexual Abuse Survivors Age Faster?

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Volumes have been written on the negative effects experienced by childhood molestation victims; but can the early trauma of childhood sexual abuse affect how fast you age? We Know the Negative Effects Studies have revealed that those who suffered sexual abuse prior to age 12 experience lowered rates of high school graduation, long-term difficulties building Read More …

The Lifelong Impact

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Long-Term Effects of Child Sexual Abuse As young children, our world revolves around our parents, primary caregivers, family and trusted authority figures. They are our source of safety, security, love and understanding. However, estimates show that 28-30% of women and 12-18% of men have experienced childhood sex abuse. Because of the shame and guilt victims feel, Read More …

4 Traumas of Child Sexual Abuse

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How Sexual Abuse Shapes a Life When learning about the trauma of early sexual abuse, much of the available information focuses on the long-term struggles experienced by survivors throughout adulthood; greater chances of substance abuse, sexual dysfunction, bipolar disorder and low self-esteem are frequently mentioned. However, it is important to survivors to understand how and Read More …