As we discussed in the first half, it would be unfair to skip over such a delicate but attention-grabbing subject.
Being subjected to sexual abuse has a lot of drawbacks, and I’ll be emphasizing those in today’s conversation.
Remember that children who have experienced sexual abuse run a higher risk of experiencing later post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, concern, sadness, and, in the worst cases, suicide.
Here are a few problems sexually abused children go through:
- Growth issue: It appears that one of the effects of sexual assault on children is disruption of normal growth and development; in some circumstances, most sexually abused children don’t grow as they should.
- Behavioral Issue: The child exhibits physical hostility along with it. When children don’t receive the proper care or attention after being molested, the aggressions often become more severe. Moreover, parents frequently are not informed when their child has been abused. Because of this, your child’s welfare ought to come first.
- Academic Issue: Because molestation causes trauma and makes it difficult for victims to focus on their studies, children who have experienced sexual abuse are prone to struggle academically.
- Drug abuse: Over time, children who have experienced sexual assault turn to harmful substances or drugs for comfort.
- Mental health issue: The psychological effects of sexual abuse, especially when it occurs when a child, can lead to problems with mental health later in life. The child will probably experience a string of mental disorders up until treatment is started
They have an ongoing effect on the youngster and frequently result in dysfunction as adults.
90% of children who have experienced sexual abuse are aware of their perpetrators, according to research.
Other things to always look out for are:
• When a person crosses boundaries with your child/ward
• Unusual fondness of the child with an adult and vice versa.
• Isolation of the child from people or other children.
• Numerous gifts and special attention from a person to the child/ward.
It is therefore important to always look out for people that try to get extremely close to your child(ren) and also, the kids they play with; don’t lose guard when it comes to the welfare of your children/wards.