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Child Sexual Abuse Best Practices

Survivors: Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Best Practice #3 - Set, Document and Enforce Boundaries

Boundaries are at the heart of living a healthy life. Without them, every day is filled with a myriad of subjective choices that are far too often hindered by emotions, opinions, relationships and need for acceptance, love, security and money. In addition, survivors often make choices through the lens of their past instead of the vision of their future.

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Survivors: Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Best Practice #5 - Create an Accountability Team

It's not unusual for survivors of childhood sexual abuse to feel isolated and alone. They may believe that no one could possibly  understand what they've been through, the emotional scars that were left behind and the "crazy" habits they've created in order to feel safe and in control. But the truth is experts estimate there are over 39 million survivors of child sexual abuse in America(2) alone with similar numbers in countries around the world. So there is no shortage of people who understand. As a matter of fact, they understand without you even having to share the details of your story. You see, although each of us has a unique story, the results are astoundingly similar.

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