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Articles to help you navigate a relationship with a survivor of child sexual abuse (CSA). #CSASurvivors #HealCSA

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  • If you are the parent or caregiver of a child who has suffered sexual abuse, this article may be helpful.

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    What Children Lose When Their Brains Develop Too Fast

    What Children Lose When Their Brains Develop Too Fast

    The great Swiss psychologist Jean Piaget used to talk about “the American question.” In the course of his long career, he lectured around the world, explaining how children’s minds develop as they get older. When he visited the U.S., someone in the audience was sure to ask, “But Prof. Piaget, how can …

  • Recommended for Sexual/Romantic Partners of CSA survivors:
    This article clearly outlines the issue of emotional triggers and flashbacks for CSA survivors caused by sexual intimacy with a partner. It also explains practical information about the healing process and some resources that can help. https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/all-about-sex/201610/childhood-sex-abuse-the-long-hard-road-sexual-healing

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  • https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/all-about-sex/201610/childhood-sexual-abuse-how-men-can-help-women-recover

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  • This article is helpful in understanding what the survivors in your life may be experiencing when they are faced with experiences that remind them of what they have lost— their childhood/innocence, their ability to trust and be vulnerable, and also possibly a loved one or mentor on a heart-level.

    This article helps to put that in perspective so that you can evaluate your responses/perceptions of what you are witnessing through the lens of grief and respond accordingly.

    It also provides tips on how to/how not to respond.

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    How your brain copes with grief, and why it takes time to heal

    How your brain copes with grief, and why it takes time to heal

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    NPR - Berly McCoy

    Holidays are never quite the same after someone we love dies. Even small aspects of a birthday or a Christmas celebration — an empty seat at the dinner table, one less gift to buy or make — can serve as jarring reminders of how our lives have been forever changed. Although these realizations are …

  • 12 principles for creating a healthy intimate relationship with a partner who has suffered child sexual abuse. These straight forward ideals demonstrate the commitments, values and behavior that helps CSA Survivors learn to trust again, and helps you both be better partners.

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    12 Promises The Happiest Married Couples Make (That Keep Their Relationships Healthy Long-Term)

    12 Promises The Happiest Married Couples Make (That Keep Their Relationships Healthy Long-Term)

    Successful romantic partners in healthy relationships have a sacred bond that ensures they will keep each other safe and loved. That bond is made up …

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