What are the signs of Child Sexual Exploitation?

Signs of grooming and child sexual exploitation going missing for periods of time or regularly returning home late skipping school or being disruptive in class appearing with unexplained gifts or possessions that can’t be accounted for experiencing health problems that may indicate a sexually transmitted infection having mood swings and changes in temperament using drugs and/or…

7 Signs That Your Relationship Could Be One-Sided

7 Signs That Your Relationship Could Be One-Sided

Signs of a One Sided Relationship You’re frequently apologizing for things. It feels effortful to engage your partner in a conversation (especially tough ones). You hide things about your relationship with others—or you divulge too much about your relationship with others, instead of discussing issues with your partner directly. You make excuses for their behavior. You feel…

Survivors of sexual abuse experience amnesia
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Survivors of sexual abuse experience amnesia

survivors able to find strong corroboration of their recovered memories Participants reporting any type of childhood abuse demonstrated elevated levels of dissociative symptoms that were significantly higher than those in subjects not reporting abuse. Higher dissociative symptoms were correlated with early age at onset of physical and sexual abuse and more frequent sexual abuse. A…

Childhood Sexual Abuse and Depressive Disorders
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Childhood Sexual Abuse and Depressive Disorders

Findings from the four systematic reviews and three meta-analyses identified in this report showed that:  Victims of childhood sexual abuse are more likely to develop depressive disorders than are non-victims.  There is fair quality evidence that childhood sexual abuse is a likely risk factor for the development of depression, with an odds ratio…

Complex Trauma

The impact of unresolved trauma has a ripple effect on whanau, friends and community. Complex trauma versus single incidents Complex trauma is usually prolonged trauma that occurs between people, often beginning in childhood or adolescence. Since the events often happen in secrecy, the victim may suffer in fear and silence. Single traumatic incidents usually have a clear beginning and end while complex…