Sexual Abuse And Its Effects On Children Essay

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Sexual abuse is a difficult topic to talk about and children, sexual abuse is more difficult to recognize that it happened. Children sexual abused has become an epidemic and causes long term trauma to its victims. Sexual abuse has robbed many children of their childhood, loss of the truest, feeling ashamed, loss of identity and many emotional problems.
According to The World Health Organization (2003) it defines these children sexual abused as “… the involvement of a child in sexual activity that he or she does not fully comprehend, is unable to give informed consent to, or for which the child is not developmentally prepared and cannot give consent, or that violates the laws or social taboos of society. Child sexual abuse is evidenced by this activity between a child and an adult or another child who by age or development is in a relationship of responsibility, trust or power, the activity being intended to gratify or satisfy the needs of the other person” (p. 75). This definition doesn’t explained that the abused can happen repeatedly with people that they know, or people with power over them. The victims are forced and obligation to participate in sexual acts. According to “Child Sexual Abused Statistics” published by Darkness to Light website (2007), “ About 90% of child sexual abused victims know their abuser. Only 10% of sexually abused children abuse by a stranger. (Finkelhor, D. (2012))” This shows that child abuse can be anybody family members, neighbors, friends…

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