Parent advice on teen dating
The fears of retribution, social isolation, physical harm, loss of family, loss of work, along with his sexual proclivities, prevent him from disclosing.
It is fair to say that as serious as these problems are, they no longer carry the social stigma and social isolation they did just a short few years ago.Impaired concentration and motivation are among the contributors to school difficulties.• Religious crisis: We have found that some children may experience a crisis in faith after their victimization.Feelings of sadness, emptiness and hopelessness may be accompanied by physical complaints such as frequent headaches or stomach aches.• Academic difficulties: A number of studies have documented higher rates of academic difficulties in abused children.Not so with sexual abuse -- not to the victim or to the perpetrator.
He (95 percent are male) will almost never voluntarily seek treatment.
They are trusting, vulnerable, curious by nature, and usually not suspicious of adults -- certainly not of a parent, teacher, counselor or other role model.
This can be true of adolescents as well, who can fall prey to sexual abuse even into their mid teens.
Child molestation is an invasion of the body and brain.
The harm is staggering, reaching into nearly all areas of the child's life: • Ability to trust others: Children abused by a trusted adult may have difficulty allowing themselves to get close to members of the extended family or adults they come in contact with.
A drug user or alcohol binger can often be recognized by a spouse or employer.