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What You Should Do When Sexual Abuse Leads to Sexual Violence

By | October 26th, 2016|Abuse|

When most people hear the phrase "sexual abuse," their hearts beat faster because of what it connotes. Sexual abuse occurs when someone in a position of power or authority takes advantage of the trust reposed in him/her to compel others to engage in sexual activity. Most times, it takes place for an extended period. Sexual [...]

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Seven Health Implications of Sexual Abuse

By | October 26th, 2016|Abuse|

In today's modern society, sexual abuse has become a widespread phenomenon accompanied with adverse effects which seem to have been a cause for alarm.  Sexual assault is an unwanted sexual activity or behavior that is done with the use of force or unnecessary threats.  The National Bureau of Statistics has revealed that 9.2% of children [...]

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Steps to Take When Your Parents Are Abusing You Sexually

By | October 26th, 2016|Abuse|

About 75% of sexually abused children keep their ordeal secret for life. Most of the abusers are people known to these kids. They may be their parents, guardians, siblings, teachers, babysitters, neighbors or friends. However, victims are reluctant to disclose their abusers if they are closely related to them.  Also, those that hurt these kids [...]

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The Roles of Family in Stopping Sexual Abuse

By | October 26th, 2016|Abuse|

A simple definition of sexual abuse is a situation where individuals are exposed to various forms of sex-related actions. These persons may fall under different categories, including children, teenage girls or boys. Unfortunately, statistics show that a large percentage of these individuals never speak out until later in life. This may be due to several [...]

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Effective Ways of Escaping an Abusive Relationship

By | October 26th, 2016|Abuse|

In the world today, abusive relationships seem to be prevalent. This has necessitated several organizations, health institutions and private individuals to educate the public about how to escape from an abusive relationship. It is a well-known fact that victims of abuse are very vulnerable. They lack the capacity to make any beneficial decision. In fact, [...]

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8 Signs of an Abusive Relationship You Should Know

By | October 26th, 2016|Abuse|

Imagine this scenario we are about to paint to you for a second. You have a neighbor called Courtney who lives with her boyfriend. Some nights, you hear her cry. Other nights, you hear both of them laughing. On this particular night, Courtney keeps crying over and over again. She even screams a few times. [...]

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How to Recover from an Abusive Relationship

By | October 26th, 2016|Abuse|

Recovering from an abusive relationship is usually not an easy task. Perhaps, this is due to the emotional, physical, mental and psychological imbalance that you may be currently passing through. Sometimes, you may continue to remember some of the hurtful statements made by your partner. The assaults, injuries and pains from your past relationship may [...]

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The Fears and Pains of an Abused Person

By | October 26th, 2016|Abuse|

Growing up in an abusive environment can be really depressing. Breaking from any form of abuse can be equally tough for an abused person. Much harder is overcoming the fear and pains that characterize the assault. It could be very devastating having to visualize oneself being victimized. It could as well be disheartening to be [...]

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Effects of Sexual Assault on Children

By | October 26th, 2016|Abuse|

According to Wikipedia, sexual assault refers to any sexual act in which a person is coerced or physically forced to engage in sexual acts, which are against the individual’s will. You can simply say it is a non-consensual sexual touching of a person. Apparently, child sexual assault would include any form of abuse on a [...]

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