RACGP - Disclosures of sexual abuse: what do you do next? - disclosure of sexual abuse adult


disclosure of sexual abuse adult

Victims of childhood sexual abuse carry the experience of abuse into adulthood. One of the dilemmas victims face during adulthood is the decision to disclose or conceal the abuse. Although adult disclosure may be affected by former disclosure during childhood, adult survivors face new challenges and dilemmas, such as to whom, when, and how to tell.Cited by: 23.

Disclosure as an adult. Prev Contents Next 'My memories didn't all come back, I knew I had always been interfered with but I also knew that I had been hurt but I couldn't work out how I got hurt, I knew there was a lot of pain there but it wasn't until I was about 34 years old that all that came back.'.

The purpose of this article is to review the domains found in the literature on survivors' experiences regarding disclosure of child sexual abuse during adulthood, all of which were published.

adult survivors of child sexual abuse have never disclosed their abuse to anyone. Low disclosure rates are a defining factor in the issue of child sexual abuse. Low disclosure rates are a significant part of the problem that practitioners face when working to prevent or intervene in child sexual abuse. Low disclosure rates are a complicating.

Although the general trauma literature links disclosure of abuse to positive psychological and physical health outcomes, findings for sexual assault survivors are mixed. Supportive responses can reaffirm self-worth; however, negative responses can increase feelings of shame and isolation. This study Cited by: 85.