Unfortunately, many children do not talk about the abuse, so parents and guardians need to be aware of the warning signs that sexual abuse is possibly occurring. Signs of Sexual Abuse Children exhibit characteristic behaviors when they are victims of sexual abuse. Parents and guardians can intervene early if the behaviors are recognized and the perpetrator is stopped. Symptoms vary based on the age of the child with a set of similar symptoms occurring in younger children (10 and younger), another set in older children (over 10), and a few behaviors seen in both groups. Younger Children When younger children are sexually abused, they tend to e... ... middle of paper ... ...ma, so parents, guardians, and professions must proceed with caution.
It is the responsibility of parents, family, health care providers, we as nurses, and the community to protect and promote awareness of this history of a silent, but life altering abuse. However, many struggle with the introduction of such an unthinkable, but real problem, what age is the right age for awareness. Could love, affection, and protection, during ones’ childhood be the key to break the cycle of abuse. Sexual Child Abuse What is it sexual abuse of a child, it is the physical, verbal maltreatment or sexual molestation of a child. This form of abuse can be directed towards the innocence of both male and female children.
To face and admit that they have been abused, adults should no longer live in denial. As children, they were constantly in denial because they did not realize they were being abused by the people they loved and trusted. Denial, a defense tactic, helps children feel safe away from painful, unpleasant memories. Growing up in denial will result adults abused as children avo... ... middle of paper ... ...g and filled with detailed solutions for each act of child abuse. The book allows the reader to visual themselves in each situation and knows how to react towards such each incident.
Child abuse is a situation that is affecting most children in the 21st century and it is becoming one of the key things that parents should importantly know. Abuse of children may either be emotional, physical, mental or even sexual. It is important to discuss about sexual abuse as this is an effective way of dealing with it (Hornbacher, 2009). Some of the manifest symptoms of a child who has been sexually abused may include; unexplained soreness, this means that the child is suffering from injuries on the mouth or the genitals. The bruises may result from slaps and the parts of his or her body which were subjected to abuse.
2011). Children that are a part of a family where violence and sexual abuse is exhibited often will pass this behavior onto their offspring; this comes out of bad habits and example of violence and sexual abuse. Considering this is something the child is exposed to often, would seem reasonable to expect it will continue on when consistently expose to this type of behavior. This will be something the children would endure until an intervention happens. In having an intervention it would have to focus on teaching the children that the violence they have been exposed to where not healthy for them and the type of life style they would wish to have in the future.
Those who have been most affected by such abuse may be unable to verbalize their pain and anger. Child sexual abuse is a violation that affects every aspect of a child’s life. Trusting relationships may be brought into question for a child once sexual boundaries have been violated. The sexually abused child experiences a pervasive anxiety that cannot be relieved by the usual self-comforting behaviors of children.
According to Susanne Babbel’s article “The Lingering Trauma of Child Abuse”, “For children that have suffered from abuse, it can be complex getting to the root of childhood trauma to alleviate later symptoms as adults”. Physical abuse can lead to sexual abuse in most cases. In several sexual abuse cases, children are physically abused to allow the abuser to sexually abuse the
Moreover, children feel that the violent incidents are their fault and they blame themselves (Ghasemi, 2009; Owen et al., 2009). For instance, children tend to forget the domestic violence occurrence or express emotions though play to deal with the domestic violence events (Georgsson et al., 2011). Research illustrated that children are likely to develop physical problems such as bedwetting and sleep problems when exposed to violent acts (Thornton, 2014; Ghasemi, 2009). Likewise, physical development can be delayed and impacted because of domestic violence (Thornton, 2014; Ghasemi, 2009). Researchers found that children’s externalizing issues such as aggression, substance abuse, and inappropriate behavior at school are commonly observed in children that are impact with domestic violence (Ghasemi, 2009; Moylan et al., 2009; Owen et al., 2009).
Here are a few of the common types of sexual molestation that take place in children. Non-Consenual If your child was touched, penetrated, and molested sexually in any way against their consent, these would be forms of non-consensual activities where your child was harmed physically. If the ch... ... middle of paper ... ...or is going to ask a variety of questions to get information about the incidents that took place, or to see if the child is hiding information. It can sometimes be difficult for a child to open up to their parent because they feel ashamed, or because they are afraid to give the name of the abuser, which is why a mental health examination can help. Your child may need sleeping aids or other mental health treatments to get over the ordeal.
It is important to inform people of what it contains so they can be more aware of it. Everyone has an idea of what they believe child sexual abuse involves. I would like to take the time to state a clear definition that describes all aspects that child sexual abuse includes. Child sexual abuse or child molestation is a f... ... middle of paper ... ...mic play therapy is designed to help teach children that have been sexually abused to process and express their feelings of negative emotions in a more positive and healthy way. The therapy’s goal is to help children gain insight to their own behavior, increase the children’s ability to observe and appreciate other people’s feelings, needs and rights (National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center, 2004).