By: Defend Innocence (Annette Curtis)
So you’ve called the local reporting agency in your area and reported the child sexual abuse, one of the biggest steps you can take. Now, what should you do to take care of your child?
By: Focus for Health
When abused children do not get professional help to address the impact the abuse had on them emotionally and physically, there are detrimental consequences.... During childhood, Adverse Childhood Experiences or ACE’s, including abuse and neglect, produce a physiological reaction in the body known as the acute stress response. With prolonged exposure, the level of stress the child experiences increase, as do their feelings of powerlessness, which results in toxic stress.
By: Stop It Now!
It can be hard to tell the difference between "normal" sexual behaviors and behaviors that are signs that a child may be developing a problem. Sexual play that is more typical or expected in children will more often have the following traits:
By Adiel Kaplan, Wilson Wong, Alexa Keyes and Catie Beck
December 28, 2020
There is a national shortage of nurses and doctors trained to conduct sexual assault forensic exams. NBC News mapped where they're available in each state.
By Seth J. Gillihan, Ph.D.
Mar 06, 2019
Six ways revisiting painful memories can loosen their grip.
1. Feelings of shame subside.
2. Unhelpful beliefs about the event are corrected.
3. The memory becomes less triggering.
4. You find a sense of mastery.
5. The trauma memory becomes more organized.
6. You begin to make sense of the trauma.
October 22, 2020
By Maya Ragavan, MD, MPH, MS, FAAP & Kimberly Randell, MD, MSc, FAAP
October 23, 2020
By Natasha Senjanovic
October 07, 2020
By Courtney Friedman
July 29, 2020
By Libby Emmons
The Post Millennial
August 12, 2020
By David Porter
August 6, 2020
By Annie Knox
August 20, 2020
By Shannon Mulane
August 9, 2020
By Clarity Health Solutions
Intrafamilial childhood sexual abuse article written for Mothers of CSA survivors.
by Healthy Place (May 21, 2019)
Medically reviewed by Harry Croft, MD
1. Parenting the Sexually Abused Child
2. What is Child Sexual Abuse?
3. How Often Does Child Sexual Abuse Occur?
4. What Behaviors or Signs Might You See in a Child Who Has Been Sexually Abused?
5. Are All Children Affected Equally by Child Sexual Abuse?
6. Do Boys Who Are Abused Have Special Issues?
7. What About Juvenile Sex Offenders?
8. What Do Parents Need to Know When Adopting a Child Who Has Experienced Sexual Abuse?
*What Do Parents Need to be Aware of About Themselves?
*What Do Parents Need to be Aware of About Their Child Who Has Been Sexually Abused
9. Will Our Child and Family Need Professional Help?
10. Is the Healing Ever Completed?
For Parents and Professionals