Lifelong Consequences of Child Abuse

The lifelong consequences of child abuse on survivors can range from mental health issues and issues with social interactions to an increased risk for physical illness.

There are lifelong consequences of child abuse on the survivors. These consequences can range from mental health issues and issues with social interactions to an increased risk for physical illness.

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“ As one survivor says in the report published this week by the Truth Project, it’s “like pebbles thrown into a pond; the ripples keep on getting bigger”.”

They [Survivors] may struggle with managing their feelings, trusting others, and with feelings of shame and inadequacy holding them back in school or working life.

Adult survivors are, she [a victim] says, vulnerable to predators because of their desperation to be loved: “I don’t think it ever stops shaping you. Just the impact is different.”

It is important for survivors to know, he [Dr Mark Bellis, leading expert on ACEs] says, that there is hope. “The more we understand about things like resilience, the more we know there are things in children’s and in adult lives that can counteract this.”

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