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Sexual Abuse in Families

Posted by Sandra On May - 16 - 2010

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Parenting Tips: When abuse happens in the family

There can be unique challenges when a child is sexually abused by another family member, especially a member within the close or immediate family. Since more than half of all victims of sexual abuse are abused by a parent or relative this is a real issue that families may face. This can be difficult for both the victim of the abuse as well the child’s non-offending caregivers. Here are some challenges that both victims and caregivers may struggle with when sexual abuse has occurred within the family.



By the time you finish reading this, 15 children will have been abused; In the next five minutes, 30 more; Within the next hour, 360 more; And by tonight, close to 8,000+ children will have suffered from abuse, 5 of which will die. Child abuse has increased 134% since 1980 and is now considered a worldwide epidemic. The high jump in child abuse deaths and the shocking increase in statistics highlights the frightening lack of public knowledge.
Educate Yourself--Learn the Facts--It may Just Save a Child's Life!!

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