I Have Been Sexually Abused. Now What?, 1st Edition

  • Jennifer Culp
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  • ISBN-10: 1477779779
  • ISBN-13: 9781477779774
  • DDC: 362.76
  • Grade Level Range: 7th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 112 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2015 | Published/Released February 2016
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2015

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Sexual abuse of children and teens is shockingly common, not to mention under-reported and under-prosecuted. Fortunately, research and education are helping to change that. The trauma of sexual abuse may lead to further long-term symptoms such as anxiety, depression, PTSD, eating disorders, and substance abuse. It is known to increase suicidal thoughts and self-harming behaviors. Seeking help from professionals--even years after the abuse occurs--can alleviate feelings of guilt and shame, shifting the identity of those who have been abused from victim to survivor. This useful and sensitive book debunks popular myths surrounding sexual abuse and provides resources where survivors and loved ones can turn for help. Readers will learn how to identify and confront sexual abuse; its long-term effects; and how to move forward in the aftermath.

Features and Benefits

  • Detailed Table of Contents, Instructional Guide, Health Content, Sidebars, Fact Boxes, Glossary, Further Information Sections, Websites, Further Reading, Bibliography, Index.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Sexual Abuse: The facts.
2: The Efects of Sexual Abuse.
3: Confronting, Sexual Abuse and Reclaiming, Control.
4: Friends, Family, Fallout.
5: Moving Forward.
For More Information.
For Further Reading.
About the Author.
Photo Credits.