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How To Overcome Effects of Childhood Sexual Abuse

Posted Jan 02 2013 6:50am

Did you know that:

  • It is estimated that as many as 40 million Americans (that’s 1 in 6!), experienced sexual victimization as children.
  • 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 7 boys will be sexually victimized before age 18.
  • The most common ages of children when sexual abuse occurs are between 8 and 12.
  • Child sexual abuse often recurs and lasts an average of 1 to 4 years.
  • 75% to 80% of all children assaulted or abused were victimized by someone they knew.
  • One of five rape victims is under age 12; 10% of all are under age 5.
  • Over 80% of offenders first offended by the age of 30 years.

(Source: TurningPointServices.Org)

Today on YOUR LIFE AFTER TRAUMA  (2pm EST) survivor Rena Romano, a survivor who has shared her story nationally on Oprah and other media outlets, joins me to chat about how she overcame the effects of childhood sexual abuse. PLUS: she’s agreed to give away one copy of her memoir, His Puppet No More, for our PROJECT GIVE BACK GIVEAWAY !

If you’re struggling with the aftermath of childhood sexual abuse, or you know someone who is, join us for this special show today at 2pm EST.

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