Abused adolescents have an intensely ambivalent relationship with their developing bodies.
Sexual abuse is an especially damaging act, as the most private part of a child’s life is burdened by shame, fear and betrayal.
What’s worse is that a child may mistakenly blame their body for “inviting” the abuse. And sometimes the body automatically responds to the stimulation, leading a child to assume that they “wanted” it.
Needless to say, this grossly distorts their burgeoning desire for intimacy, and can change their relationships forever without appropriate intervention.
The Teachers’ Trauma Toolkit for kids who are Overtly Sexual is built to help -
• Understand how trauma distorts body image • Increase self-esteem • Project assertiveness and confidence • Develop body awareness and safe expression • Discover what is unique about each teen
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