The Importance Of Sexual Abuse Of A Child

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Sexual abuse of a child can be a hard topic to talk about, but it 's a serious topic. Child molestation is a form of child abuse typically committed by an adult or older adolescent, male or female, that is done for one’s sexual gratification. I believe that anyone who is convicted of this heinous crime should spend the rest of their lives behind bars.

The physical and emotional effects on victims can have a huge impact on their lives. The experience can give victims a significant amount of distress. It can make them feel powerless, ashamed, and guilty. The abuse robs children of their childhood. They become distrustful towards adults and can even blame adults close to them for not being there to protect them. Antisocial behavior, depression,
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Child molesters “groom” their victims. This process can take up to many years. They want to get as close as possible to their victims and they do this by that process. Showering them with affection, attention, and appealing to their needs can make a child become attached and crave the attention they get from the molester. The molester may offers gifts, give special privilege, and take the child to fun places of interest to get closer. By having this dependency and everything the molester does for the child it makes the child have a increased difficulty in becoming assertive and refusing the sexual advances. The more the child doesn 't resist the molester will take that as initiative and push further. If a molester isn 't getting what they want because the child is resisting they molester can guilt the child heavily to get what they want. By guilt tripping a child the child will eventually give in to the molesters wishes. Eventually when child gets older or the molester just wants to move on the child can become jealous. They want to keep the attention of the molester and want to be the only one. Because of the attachment of the child to the molester it makes it hard for the child if the molester was to move …show more content…
The effects can hit the children differently than others and the recovery process needs to be individualize to each child to meet all their needs. Long-term recovery can be a long and difficult process but it isn 't impossible. People often go to support groups to find support if they don 't have anyone there for them. By surrounding themselves with professional care and a positive environment and help a victim move towards a successful recovery. Inpatient recovery is a shorter term recovery process. This outpatient program can be most beneficial for people who don 't leave home or stay at work for long periods of time. Inpatient centers are also helpful with their round-the-clock supervision and medical care. There are several different methods of treatment for a person, but all methods need to be individual. “There is not one size fits all package of care for children affected by sexual violence.” Recovery can only be effective if the child or person is compliant in receiving the help. If the victim doesn 't experience something traumatic or feel victimized then standard treatment models for sexual abuse may not be applicable. Victims may feel more victimized by parents or law enforcement officials than by their abuser. The treatment needs to be in the best interest of the child and it can 't be forced so it has the best influence it

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