CSAAM 2012 Tweets | April 25

  • The topic for today’s tweets is “Why is counseling important in cases of CSA and how it can help” #CSAAM
  • Children who have been sexually abused often continue to suffer even after the abuse has ended. #CSAAM
  • The effects of abuse may take any of these forms: Confusion, Guilt, Fear, Shame, Grief, Anger, Helplessness, and Depression. #CSAAM
  • Counseling is not about retelling and reliving what happened to you but about learning skills to help you manage your distress. #CSAAM
  • Counseling helps by taking u through things that are bothering the most, one small step at a time, so its bearable and less frightening
  • Our natural impulse is to want to ‘put the abuse behind us’ where we can forget about it – or even deny that it ever happened.
  • They are children too! by Sandhya http://wp.me/p1pP52-nZ
  • Counseling can help u and ur child understand the complex and confusing emotions experienced while the sexual abuse lasted after it ended.
  • We can all change, grow & heal ourselves, but most of us need help with it at some time or other. This is where counseling and therapy help
  • Denying the abuse or pretending it doesn’t matter keeps us from growing and healing ourselves and therefore counseling helps.
  • Message from Arpan – 23 http://wp.me/p1pP52-nQ
  • Counsellors are people trained to listen and respond to their clients and help them make changes in their lives. #CSAAM
  • CSAAM April 2012 – A better world for tomorrow by KG3 http://wp.me/p1pP52-np
  • They may have different titles such as: psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, school counsellors, church ministers or art therapists
  • While selecting a counsellor ensure that they are trained in trauma counselling and should understand child sexual abuse. #CSAAM
  • Counselling should start as soon as possible after finding out about the abuse.
  • When families wait too long, they are much more likely to believe that they can forget about the abuse or pretend that it isn’t important.
  • A skilled counsellor can encourage children to express their thoughts, feelings and responses through plays, drawing or letter writing
  • A video – Psychologist Speak – Obedience and Silence are not always virtues. http://wp.me/p1pP52-lB
  • Once a survivor of child sexual abuse seeks help or enters counselling, goals are devised between the survivor and the therapist
  • Process centres on realigning the blame to the perpetrator of abuse – it is usual for survivor to feel they are to blame for their own abuse
  • CSA and the forbidden S word by Deepa Ranganathan http://wp.me/p1pP52-mo
  • Process centres on realigning the blame to the perpetrator of abuse – it is usual for survivor to feel they are to blame for their own abuse
  • Different approaches may be used such as individual therapy, art therapy, body work, dream work, movement and relationship work etc.
  • As feelings of guilt and shame are common among survivors, the feelings and emotions of the survivor will be a focus of the therapy.
  • Focus of therapy is to empower the person to deal with issues relating to abuse&establish healthy, trusting,safe relationships with others.
  • An important avenue for healing is writing. Survivors can begin to help themselves by keeping a journal about their experience.
  • This gives an opportunity to define one’s own reality. It is useful in figuring how one feels, thinks,what one needs to do abt the situation
  • Therapy can help in number of ways, including increasing insight into the nature of feelings that are arising, clarifying values and choices
  • Therapy helps with anger management and communication skills, uncovering and working through shame, and facilitating emotional catharsis