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Effects Of Sexual Abuse On Children

Eric Reinken > Sexual Abuse > Effects Of Sexual Abuse On Children

Sexual abuse occurs when children least expect it and can take place at a school or day care, when participating in extracurricular activities or when they are attending religious education. Often organizations that provide services to young people do not do enough to prevent abuse to children.

The effects of child sexual abuse can lead to distress and children may display a wide range of psychological symptoms.The child may feel powerless, ashamed and distrustful of others.

Symptoms of child sexual abuse may include:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Phobias
  • Self-destructive behavior
  • Eating disorders
  • Difficulty forming relationships
  • Withdrawal
  • Low self-esteem
  • Guilt and self-blame for abuse
  • Poor performance in School

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