If child sexual abuse left physical scars instead emotional ones, people would be horrified.
Children of every gender, age, race, ethnicity, background, socioeconomic status and family structure are at risk. No child is immune.
The consequences of child sexual abuse often follow victims into adulthood..
And this is just the beginning!
o Adult retrospective studies show that 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men are sexually abused before the age of 18
o This means there are more than 50 million adult survivors of child sexual abuse in the U.S.
The primary reason that the public is not sufficiently aware of child sexual abuse as a problem is that 73% of child victims do not tell anyone about the abuse for at least a year; 45% of victims do not tell anyone for at least 5 years; and too many never disclose at all.
My guest in this episode is Carolin Hauser, the author of a new book, Blossom–Your Seven Step Journey to Healing Childhood Sexual Abuse. Carolin is a 15-year expert in this subject and has A LOT to share!
Join me for this important conversation as we take a deep dive into the world of child sexual abuse and how to re-write the end of your story of abuse.