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Treating Adolescent Survivors of Sexual Abuse

General Material

This article discusses child sexual abuse and the impact it has on adolescent development: physiological change, emotional development, cognitive change, moral and spiritual development and sexual development. It also lists some of the symptoms that are frequently present in young survivors: anxiety/numbing, Hypersensitivity, depression, Alcohol or Drug Use, Problem Sexual Behaviors and aggression. Suggests ways to treat sexually abused adolescents.