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Child Abuse
An analysis of the long-term affects of child abuse.
# 129212 | 1,332 words | 0 sources | APA | 2010 | US
Published on Sep 19, 2010 in Psychology (Behaviorism) , Child, Youth Issues (Child Abuse)

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This paper discusses how adults who suffered early sexual exploitation will carry the burden for the rest of their life and how these adults will not be able to repress the memory of the event without those negative feelings coming out through another source. The paper also briefly looks at long-term effects such as excessive alcohol and drug use, suicide and the unfortunate fact that many abused children will go on to abuse others.

From the Paper:

"Undoubtedly, therapists who work with adults, who were previously sexually abused as children, experience the trauma of the patient (Feinauer, Harper, Stahmann, & Miller, 2008). According to the American Journal of Family Therapy, therapists adopt an increased negative outlook about the world. Consequently, after sessions with former sexually abused victims therapist report becoming over fearful regarding their own children. Therapist notice, "several negative changes in themselves consisting of anger, rage, tiredness, sadness, disturbed sleep, crying, and feeling numb" (Feinauer, Harper, Stahmann, & Miller, 2008). Now, if reliving the experience of the damaging sexual encounter does this to the councilor; how much more does it impact the victim to retell their horrific tale? Conclusively, even if someone tries to repress their sexual exploitation it is likely to affect them psychologically. The effects, if repressed, can come out in a countless number of forms."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Feinauer, L., Harper, J., Stahmann, R., & Miller, R. (2008). Working With Sexually Abused Children. The American Journal of Family Therapy , 181-195.
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