Impacts of sexual abuse
Some children show signs of distress immediately after sexual abuse, whereas others might not show signs for some time.
Signs may include:
- feeling anxious or hyper-vigilant
- having trouble sleeping
- difficulties making and maintaining relationships
- self loathing
- self harm
- confused thinking and/or possibly engaging in sexually reactive behaviours
If you or someone you know is aware of these signs in a child, reach out to us for professional support.
Contact True Child & Family Service for professional support:
216 Draper Street
Cairns QLD 4870
Phone: (07) 4281 6893