The financial impact of child sexual abuse can be devastating – for a variety of reasons. Victims and their families often need immediate resources to pay for therapists, lawyers, medication, etc. Others must take unpaid leave from due to emotional trauma, to attend medical, legal and counseling appointments, and deal with how the assault has impacted their family. There are also serious long-term financial effects.
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June 19, 2012 - 10:41pm
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Victims of sexual crimes have been violated in the most intimate, private ways and many experience intense feelings of humiliation and shame about their experiences. These feelings are frequently the reason that so many victims tell NO ONE about what has happened to them. Not family. Not friends. Not police or physicians. And certainly not strangers. In fact, only 12 percent of child sexual abuse is ever reported to the authorities (Hanson, Resnick, Saunders, Kilpatrick & Best, 1999).