After I posted my last article about childhood sexual abuse for the Psychology Today blog, many of my readers emailed me various questions. Rebecca (not her real name) was a reader who was confused about her experience and trying to put the puzzle pieces together.
Perceived support, providing long-term and local community support, taking care of your nervous system, donating blood, volunteering or helping volunteers, and not sending hand me downs can all be additional ways to help the survivors of the Philippine disaster.
Sexual abuse is a particularly sinister type of trauma because of the shame it instills in the victim. With childhood sexual abuse, victims are often too young to know how to express what is happening and seek out help. When not properly treated, this can result in a lifetime of PTSD, depression and anxiety.
In this article we’ll focus on the contemporary Western attitude toward and definition of incest. The important thing to remember is that incest is a form of sexual abuse. As a form of abuse, it is highly damaging to a child’s psyche and most often results in prolonged PTSD.
This article depicts the interview and story of Dianna, who grew up in the Middle East and escaped her emotionally and verbally abusive father when she was a young adult by emigrating to the United States.
The child welfare system is designed to take care of children up until they are 18 years old. In certain cases, they might even emancipate earlier. But what happens once they grow too old for the child welfare system?
Comfort, nourishment, shelter, and care should be things that a child can take for granted. Unfortunately, child neglect is a rampant problem that statistically exceeds child physical and sexual abuse in the U.S.