CSAAM 2012 Tweets | April 5

  • Twitter chat on April 6th, 12 to 1pm, with Anuja Gupta, Founder RAHI, on working with CSA victims and the learning’s. #CSAAM
  • Please join us for a twitter chat with Dilnavaz Bamboat, therapist for abused children, at 10 am today. Send us your qs hash tagged #CSAAM
  • Abuse and Engaging Children – Message from Tulir http://wp.me/p1pP52-eV
  • 15 minutes more to the twitter chat this morning with Dilnavaz Bamboat, therapist to abused children. Send in your questions to this handle.
  • The twitter chat begins. Please tweet in your questions right away for Dilnavaz Bamboat. #CSAAM
  • Our topic for today is Coping strategies of adult victims.
  • The information in the following tweets has been sourced from http://www.aets.org. #CSAAM
  • Have you got the CSA pic badge for your DP yet? http://www.picbadges.com/csa-awareness-month-april/2528851/
  • “Abuse SURVIVOR’ is far more empowering & closer to truth than ‘abuse victim’. Living to tell the tale is hero’s story
  • People who have faced abuse in childhood & lived to tell the tale deserve to be called Abuse Survivors, not victims.
  • Common Symptoms in Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse: Chronic pelvic pain Gastrointestinal symptoms Musculoskeletal complaints
  • Obesity, eating disorders Insomnia, sleep disorders Sexual dysfunction respiratory ailments Addiction Chronic headache/back pain
  • Twitter chat tomorrow with Anuja Gupta, Founder Rahi, on working with CSA and Incest survivors. !2 to 1pm. Hash tag your qs with #CSAAM
  • Psychological manifestations of CSA aftereffects in adulthood include: Depression and anxiety PSTD symptoms Dissociative states
  • Survivors of childhood sexual abuse experience an array of overwhelming & intense feelings. These may include of fear, guilt & shame.
  • Survivors of childhood sexual abuse experience an array of overwhelming & intense feelings. These may include of fear, guilt & shame.
  • Age, Sex, Consent by AamJanata http://wp.me/p1pP52-jh
  • Behavioral manifestations of CSA in adulthood include: Self-injury, Suicide attempts, Lying, stealing, truancy, running away, delinquency
  • Survivors may feel guilt or shame because they made no attempt to stop the abuse or because they experienced physical pleasure. #CSAAM
  • Some responses to CSA that are common to many survivors: Low self-esteem or self-hatred, depression Guilt, shame and blame #CSAAM
  • Survivors may have trouble sleeping because of the trauma, anxiety or may directly be related to the experience they had as a child. #CSAAM
  • Many survivors were betrayed by the very people who cared for them, learning to trust can be extremely difficult under these circumstances.
  • CSA In The News – April 5 http://wp.me/p1pP52-jk
  • Revictimisation- Many survivors as adults find themselves in abusive, dangerous situations or relationships. #CSAAM
  • The Good, Bad & the Ugly http://wp.me/p1pP52-iu
  • Healing is an arduous process: CSAAM April 2012 by Last Name Unknown http://wp.me/p1pP52-jo
  • Message from Arpan 2012 | 5 http://wp.me/p1pP52-i3
  • Adult survivors of CSA often adopt coping mechanisms to guard against feelings of terror & helplessness that they may have felt as a child.
  • These past feelings can still have influence over the life& present behavior of an adult survivor. Here are some common coping mechanismsi:
  • Alcohol or drug abuse The abuse of substances can act as an escape from the intense waves of feelings, the terror and helplessness.
  • Eating Disorders Compulsive control of food intake can be a way of taking back control over the body that was denied during the abuse.
  • Self-injury Burning or cutting are some ways for a survivor to relieve intense anxiety, triggered by memories of the abuse
  • If you are an adult dealing with the effects of childhood sexual abuse, please remember that you are not responsible for the abuse.

 

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