People who were sexually abused in childhood often engage in abusive relationships as adults. They might repeatedly find themselves in adult relationships where they are victimized, physically, emotionally, or sexually. Some even become abusive themselves. The top ten reasons sexually abused children grow up to have abusive relationships in adulthood include the following. If the connection between abuse and "love" is made early in life, the feelings of shame and anger , which naturally happen as a consequence of the abuse, can become mixed up with sexual feelings, leading to confusion in the person who experienced the abuse.
The Sexual Abuse Crisis Intervention Program is an intensive, week home based counseling program for families where a child ren up to age 18 has disclosed sex abuse or is showing sexualized behavior. To make a referral for the program, please call the Monroe County Department of Human Services at There is no cost to eligible families. The program is voluntary and families do not have to accept the service. CFC is a registered c 3 non-profit human services agency. Catholic Family Center Logo.
Abuse Prevention Abuse Prevention Education attempts to reach many populations both through intervention and prevention. The Domestic Violence Intervention Program DVIP is an opportunity for men and women to work with a trained facilitator in a 26 week program to understand their behaviors. This is not anger management. This is about the issues of power and control and is a major piece in the efforts to break the cycle of abuse for the victims of domestic violence.
Print this page. E-mail this page. Child abuse and neglect have been shown to increase the risk of later forms of antisocial behavior, including violence perpetration and crime in adulthood.