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Coping With Abuse – Sex Abuse & Clergy Abuse Lawyers

If your child was sexually abused, the most important thing to do is not ignore it. You have to deal with it. It’s a horrible thing, it really is. But the worst thing you can do is to try to forget about it and tell your child to forget about it, because they’re not. You know, you may get them not talk about it now, but later in their lives it’s gonna come out in really bad and inconvenient ways. And so, you take it head on. And what you do is you get help. You know, you go to professionals. You get your child therapy. You get your family therapy. You go to the police authorities, absolutely. It’s a crime, it should be reported. And then you may want take civil action. You may want to talk to someone who can help you through the civil process and hold the institution, hold the perpetrator accountable. If something bad happened to your child and you want to validate that that bad thing, that it was a bad thing, and you want to empower your child to get help.

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