Sexual abuse is one of the most insidious and confusing forms of abuse that a child can experience. While some children experience sexual abuse at the hands of a stranger, most sexual abuse perpetrators are someone the child knows. These individuals can be male or female and can be adults or other older more mature children.
Children who are sexually abused can experience feelings of terror, fear, confusion, anger, arousal, paralysis, shame, and powerlessness.
Children who have been sexually abused can also at times re-enact this abuse with other children in an attempt to make sense of what they have experienced. This can deepen the child’s shame and confusion.
At The Center for Relational Recovery we help survivors of child sexual abuse to heal the wounding they have experienced and to address the ways in which the abuse may be currently impacting their adult lives. We work with clients to address the following abuse related issues: