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Child Molestation Studies & Research

Repressed Memories of Child Sex Abuse

Repressed Memory

Why childhood sex abuse may cause repressed memories in adulthood, and why victims may take years to come forward. The human brain is a complex organ. It has nearly full control over the functioning of both the body and the mind. However, a traumatic event can deeply change the way a victim’s brain processes and interprets…

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PTSD and Childhood Sex Abuse

PTSD & childhood sex abuse

How does Childhood sex abuse lead to PTSD? Post-traumatic stress disorder, commonly known as PTSD, is a grave psychological condition triggered by a traumatic or horrifying event in a person’s life, such as childhood sexual abuse. The person’s life may have been placed in mortal danger, or they may have sustained grievous injury—or there may…

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Child Sex Abuse Effects on the Brain

Child Sex Abuse Brain Impact

A look at how child sex abuse effects change brain structure and function It’s an established fact in psychology and neuroscience that the earliest years of a child’s life are the most formative. The experiences a child has in the first years of life impacts the kind of adult you become. Optimally, an abundance of learning…

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Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) Model Helps Sexually Abused Kids

CAC Model Sex Abuse

How it Helps Sexually Abused Kids A Children’s Advocacy Center, or CAC, is an organization that focuses on helping victimized children sensitively yet efficiently. They do so without forcing children to relive their horrible experience by repeating their stories numerous times. CACs bring together specialists from many different disciplines: law enforcement officials, child protective services,…

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Trauma-informed healthcare for molested children

A new approach to helping sexually abused children The National Center for Trauma-Informed Care and Alternatives to Seclusion and Restraint, or NCTIC defines trauma-informed healthcare as “an approach to engaging people with histories of trauma (such as childhood sexual abuse) that recognizes the presence of trauma symptoms and acknowledges the role that trauma has played…

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New Study Provides Hope for Child Sex Abuse Victims

Helping Child Sex Abuse Victims & their Parents Move Forward Much attention is being paid to victims of child sex abuse before and during the criminal trial of their abuser. Victims receive the customary outpouring of public sympathy and righteous indignation on their behalf. But what happens after the abuser is convicted and imprisoned? The…

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