Child Sexual Abuse…Why Most Children Don’t Tell

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Fear (Being Threatened & Manipulated)

Love and/or Know the Person Abusing Them (Don’t want their “loved one” to get into trouble; Want their Acceptance/Approval)

Shame

Embarrassment

Guilt

Lack of Understanding

Confusion

Blame Themselves

Have been taught to respect Adults (Authority Figures)

Thinks/Feels like everyone knows (That people can tell just from looking at them)

Don’t want to Upset a Loved One

To protect a loved one or pet from Abuse or Harm (i.e. Mom, Brother, Sister, Dog, etc…)

Don’t Think Anyone will Believe Them (That’s what they are being told)

Fear of what a Loved One might do to the Abuser

Feel it is a Private Matter that should not be talked about

Think maybe its Normal; Happens to all Children

Knows its Abnormal; Feel Very Alone; Thinks a Highly Unusual Thing

They told someone once & was either

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