Essay On The Effects Of Sexual Abuse

The effects that sexual abuse has on both primary and secondary victims are grueling until they work through their pain. The primary effect on a child that was sexually abuse can differ when it comes to a male and female; however, they are both life changing for the child and the secondary victims. A child might start isolating and feel very lonely. He might carry around a lot of shame, guilt, anger, grist, and low self-esteem and worth. A child could lose his sense of safety and boundaries. They might act out what is being done to them with other children as a way to cope with that they are feeling. They might have a hard time getting close to other people and may not be able to trust others. Children of sexual abuse could develop eating disorders …show more content…
Often, children may fear telling someone about the abuse because the rapists threaten them or people/ things that they love. They might tell the child that if they tell they will hurt or even kill a loved one or their animal. Also, they might not tell because they don’t believe that anyone would believe them or that they will somehow be bland for what is happening to them. Sometimes, when children do tell their families, the family will not seek out help and keep it a secret. To a child going through the abuse, this would most likely keep the abuse in their life and delay treatment until adulthood. Also, a child may not be able to tell people what is going on because they lack communication skills. If a child cannot open up about what the abuse is it is hard to treat them.

According to the chapter, treatment offers little to no evidence of a long term effectiveness of sex offenders. There are very limited resources offered to them and they usually abuse again. They will mostly likely end back in confinement. That is not to say that all sex offenders will abuse someone again. Some offenders go to treatment and it seems to help them. I believe that they can get help if they really want help. If has to be a lifelong change and a choice every day to reach out for help if they need it. Most offenders just don’t want the

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