Impact Of Child Abuse On Adulthood

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In the article “ The Developmental Impact of Child Abuse on Adulthood: Implications for Counselors,” Adultspan Journal explains the multiple effects of child abuse. The authors April Sikes and Dancia Hays explain how child abuse has an extremely negative effect on children as they transition into adulthood. These effects can be physical, social, and even mental. Being treated badly as a child increases the risks in social development. Some examples of this are substance abuse, criminal behavior, violence, and risky sexual behavior. When they surveyed a group of women who have been sexually abused the percentage of them who used illegal substances was very high. In another study of both men and women who have all been abused in one way

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