Oranga Tamariki – Some of the signs Physical signs such as: Unexplained bruises, welts, cuts and abrasions Unexplained fractures or dislocations Burn marks Other signs: No clear explanation for any of the above Behavioural concerns such as emotional withdrawal, aggression or anxiety Developmental delays, changes or signs The child talkingContinue Reading

Anger affects survivors of sexual violence How does anger affect survivors of sexual violence? » If survivors always bottle up feelings of anger or turn it in on themselves, it can have negative physical and emotional effects» Physical effects can include digestive problems; high blood pressure; heart and circulation problems;Continue Reading

Shame-proneness can develop with early childhood neglect, abuse, or abandonment. Shame Is About Being If you found yourself identifying with questions 6-10, you may struggle with managing shame, associated with confusion about who you are, and your sense of value. In shameful states of mind (Zaslav, 1998), the self is perceivedContinue Reading

Psychological causes might include: Effects of past sexual trauma. Male Sexual Dysfunction (clevelandclinic.org) Sexual dysfunction is any physical or psychological problem that prevents you or your partner from getting sexual satisfaction. Male sexual dysfunction is a common health problem affecting men of all ages, but is more common with increasingContinue Reading

Safety during sleep is likely compromised in cases of childhood sexual abuse… Sleep Disturbances and Childhood Sexual Abuse | Journal of Pediatric Psychology | Oxford Academic (oup.com) Anthropologic erudition indicates that sleep is naturally restricted to times and places of safety. Safety during sleep is likely compromised in cases ofContinue Reading