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The 16 Signs of Childhood Sexual Abuse

Over many years of working with survivors of childhood abuse, in all of its many permutations and combinations, I’ve come to believe that there is a constellation of symptoms or behaviors in adults which suggest they might have been abused … Continue reading

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4 Stages of Healing from Childhood Abuse

Over the years, I have worked with many victims of abuse, women or men who were abused in childhood (I do not work with children).  Sometimes the abuse consisted of neglect; often it was physical, and emotional.  For many, it … Continue reading

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Child Sexual Abuse

Child sexual abuse is the last and most disgusting topic in this series.  As a survivor of this tragedy, I thought I had heard and read it all and that I had recovered.  But in collecting and verifying statistics and … Continue reading

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Child Abuse: Neglect

When talking about abuse of children, images of battered, broken children usually come to mind. Unfortunately, the most prevalent type of abuse is neglect. Specific terminology can vary, but neglect is usually defined as a pattern of failing to provide … Continue reading

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Physical Abuse, continued

Abuse can happen in any family and to any child.  Socio-economic station, race, religion and culture are irrelevant when talking about the welfare of children.  Sad isn’t it?  A well-educated man or woman, professionally successful, can be an abuser.  And … Continue reading

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9 Steps to Forgiveness

Adults who grow up as abused children have many challenges  in their adult lives.  These symptoms will be discussed in detail in another post.  For victims, it is important that we face what happened to us, learn about its effects … Continue reading

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