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Vict im s of abu se su f f er f r om sh at t er ed con f iden ce an d can exper ien ce f ear as w ell, h ow can t h ey over com e t h is? The impact of child abuse in all its forms can have profound impact and a lifelong experience. The impact of abuse in my own family has been devastating and I have found that many statutory health professionals, the police, social services and the public do not understand the impact of child sexual abuse on victims and survivors. * Anger management issues * PTSD & clinical depression and not being able to cope daily because of short term memory loss. * Blocking everything out and not being able to show any emotion at all. * Suicidal thoughts and attempts * Eating disorders * Alcohol and drug addictions * DID The physical symptoms of holding onto chronic stress from trauma has led to me having four hip operations including two hip replacement and two anal surgeries. In an effort for me to understand the trauma of CSA and the impact on my own health, I became a health and wellness coach & created the C.L.E.A.N.E.R Living Health & Wellness Therapy programme which I deliver through S.O.B. to empower other survivors to reclaim their lives. Victims and survivors need help and support to overcome the impact of child abuse in all its forms and to rebuild their lives. Victims and survivors of recent and

non-recent abuse need adequate and appropriate specialist support services available to them from the day of disclosure for however long they need it. It's important that everyone who is not a victim of survivor becomes a member of the 3 in 4 Club - breaks the cycle - and reaches out and helps the 1 in 4 who are potentially suffering in silence.

Article edited by Melanie Bublyk Visit: abuwww.survivorsofabuse.org.uk

The physical symptoms of holding onto chronic stress from trauma has led to me having four hip operations including two hip replacement and two anal surgeries.

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Violence Against Women Issue  

Ananke presents a special edition marking the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women - Nov 25th, 2018.

Violence Against Women Issue  

Ananke presents a special edition marking the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women - Nov 25th, 2018.

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