When an individual is accused of molesting a child, he will normally face criminal charges. These charges are brought against the accused by the government. However, a criminal case is not the only available avenue for child sex abuse survivors and their families seeking justice. A civil lawsuit against the perpetrator of child sexual abuse…

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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…

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Understand How Sexual Abuse Affects Your Child Discovering that your child has been the victim of sexual abuse means coping with a myriad of your own feelings while trying to express the love, security and understanding your child needs. As an adult, you are capable of working through these emotions logically and developing your path…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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Child Molesters Work To Gain Your Child’s Trust It’s called “grooming” and it’s the way would-be pedophiles and child molesters earn your child’s trust, and often your own. The process is a perversion of romantic courtship: a multistage process in which abusers create a bond with your child, making it more difficult to detect sexual…

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11 No-Fluff Facts About Child Abuse Approximately 5 children die every day because of child abuse. 1 out of 3 girls and 1 out of 5 boys will be sexually abused before they reach age 18. 90% of child sexual abuse victims know the perpetrator in some way. 68% are abused by a family member.…

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One out of every six boys is the victim of sex abuse as a child – compared to one out of every four girls. Despite being at almost equal risk, boys are far less likely to report their abuse within the critical first 48-hour window. They’re actually less likely to report it at all. And…

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The effects of child sexual abuse last a lifetime – So why don’t victim’s rights? At Keep Kids Safe, we provide articles, research and interviews to help raise awareness of the long-term effects that child sexual abuse can have on survivors. Our current statute of limitations prohibits victims from charging their perpetrators with sex abuse…

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