When Someone You Know Is Sexually Abused written by the author written by the author Susie Shellenberger is title from the new "Let's Talk about Life" Series from Focus on the Family's Brio Magazine and designed to guide girls through physical, emotional, and spiritual issues the accompany their journey to womanhood. This volume helps readers to relate to, understand, and help friends who have been (or are being) sexually abused. The book uses a variety of literary forms to address the facts and feelings surrounding sexual abuse, focusing mainly on incest and directed particularly at the teenage girl.
Child sexual abuse (CSA) represents a growing crisis that affects children, families, and communities worldwide. Though CSA does not severely damage everyone who has had this experience, a very significant number of individuals experience short and long-term developmental difficulties resulting from the initial abuse. Psychological issues such as depression, posttraumatic stress disorder, and other related anxiety issues are common problems associated with CSA. This paper will discuss some of the causes, effects, interventions and treatments of CSA, along with a biblical, Christ-centered perspective that may aid in providing hope for those living through the crisis of CSA (Shellenberger, 1996).
The Author has focused her attention in the direction of Childhood Sexual Abuse, its effects and outcomes on the victim. This will be a paper to demonstrate the staggering number of sexual abuse cases in the United States and its long term effects on children and adults. My interest in this topic is due to the fact that I have been sexually abused as a child and have been researching about the long term effects in people who do not come forward with this problem. Many people have been able to recover from the damaging effects of sexual abuse, however, many still suffer from past memories and present debilitations. This book aims to expose facts about sexual...