Adult survivor? It’s not too late!
You should know that it is never too late to begin the process of recovery.
Adults who have had experiences of sexual abuse as children need and deserve a chance to speak about their experiences with those who understand and can help. Survivors of child sexual abuse can also play a critical role in the prevention of further abuse to other children. If you or someone you love needs support to recover, now is the time to reach out for help.
Find the support you deserve
If you are a survivor of sexual abuse as a child, it is very important to seek professional support and guidance for your recovery. The impact of sexual abuse by another child, teen or adult can change over time. The changes unfold as a young person grows into adulthood and continue throughout a lifetime.
As a survivor, your experience can help everyone involved – This is how you go from a victim to a survivor!
South Africa’s laws regarding prescription of sexual abuse has recently been improved to allow for late disclosure, which means that regardless of the time lapsed since the crime, you can institute criminal proceedings against your abuser – This could be an important step to take if you believe that the same person who harmed you may have abused someone who is now a minor. If others are already concerned, your coming forward can help ease the burden of disclosure the child or teen may be facing.