September 17, 2012

Survivors cannot be stereotyped. Some transcend the experience and become outspoken advocates for societal change. Others adopt risky life styles such as prostitution, promiscuity, and substance abuse. Recovery is possible. Transcendence through the experience involves telling the secret and being supported. The therapeutic process is about opening to and remembering the truth, understanding the imprint of the sexual trauma, and discovering meaning in the experience.

Health Consequences of Childhood Sexual Abuse 

Debra Rose Wilson, PhD

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