Message from Arpan 2012 | 4
CSA affects the child negatively, causing:
- Shame, guilt & anger.
- Fear, shock & confusion
- Constant illness
- Possible exploitative relationships in the future
- Social withdrawal
- Inappropriate sexualised behaviour.
*These behavioural changes MAY be indicative of sexual abuse, but are NOT necessarily a result of sexual abuse, there could be other factors as well.