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More Dangerous Myths About Child Abuse

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Child sexual abuse is an unfortunate reality for at least one out of every five children. Despite the very real danger, many parents find the idea of their child as a victim of sexual abuse too difficult to think about. We’ve already discussed some prevailing myths regarding the kinds of people who abuse children or Read More …

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The Effects of Child Abuse on the Developing Brain

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If your child has been molested, or you are an adult survivor of child sexual abuse yourself, you may have experienced the effects of child abuse on healthy development without ever understanding why or how these consequences take shape. While the impact of sexual abuse can take many forms—emotional, social, and also physiological—often victims are Read More …

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6 Ways Molestation Affects Adult Survivors

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Victims of childhood sexual abuse are faced with many emotional and psychological challenges as they age. Research tells us that adult survivors’ worldviews, and how they view themselves, are shaped by four trauma-causing factors (traumatic sexualization, betrayal, powerlessness, and stigmatization). Research also tells us that negative behaviors and self-care tend to underscore the lives of Read More …

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Inside the Mind of a Child Predator

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Inside the Mind of a Child Predator Have you ever wondered what goes on in the mind of a child predator – What motivates their distorted needs, or how they could justify their actions? We asked Maya Nichols, a former parole officer who worked closely with sex offenders, about her experiences and insights into the Read More …

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 …

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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 …

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 …

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 …

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Would You Take 20 Years Off Your Child’s Life?

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Since the mid-nineties, scientists have been studying something that might be in every household. Children exposed to it suffer from a dramatically increased risk for seven out of ten leading causes of death. It can affect a child’s brain development, immune system, hormonal system and even the transcription of a child’s DNA. These effects occur both Read More …