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Deciding to tell can be self-affirming. Never doubt your right to speak your truth. When you are able to open up and the person listening to you acknowledges what you have been through, this can be a powerful experience. The following three things are what you will need to do to ensure as positive an experience as possible.
Shame is a difficult emotion to deal with any time, but nowhere is it more debilitating than in the context of child sexual abuse. So, how can you help as a parent? Here are three things you can do to help your child to recover from the cycle of self-blame and shame.