Message from Arpan – 26



Abused children are forced to do what the adult abuser wants. The adult’s wants come before the child’s needs. The abuser also tells the child to keep the abuse a secret and puts the responsibility on the child in keeping the family intact. The scenario where this kind of abuse happens, the child may feel they have to put the needs of others above their own by feeling protective of others, and over-responsible. Because of all this the child does not react assertively in any of the situations and so has a lot of chance of re-victimisation.