Resources and Support for Adults Who Experienced Sexual Abuse as Children
If you are an adult survivor of child sexual abuse, you may face many challenges as you engage in the recovery process and heal. The tasks of daily life may sometimes be a trigger for you. You may experience problems with common activities and relationships that other adults who were not sexually abused don’t face. Here are some resources that can help adults face and overcome obstacles that can often result directly from sexual abuse experienced as a child.
You can heal.
Any adult who was sexually abused as a child deserves support and professional help to have safe places to talk about his or her experience, and to begin the process of recovery and healing. Support and professional help is available through online support groups, with community-based peer led support groups and through personal 1:1 therapy.
For Partners And Friends
If you are the partner or friend of someone who was sexually abused in childhood you can be an important part of their recovery. Resources are available for you to help as a supportive adult.
Help is available. Read more about Adult Survivors from our Online Help Center and see the resources below to help you find the support you need and deserve.
National Sexual Assault Hotline - 1.800.656.HOPE
SAMHSA Mental Health Services Locator (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA))
Resource directory to locate mental health services across the US.
Resources and help for men who have had unwanted or abusive sexual experiences in childhood.
Male Survivor: Support, Treatment, and Advocacy (Male Survivor)
Support, treatment, and advocacy for male survivors of abuse.
Provides support and resources for anyone who has been affected by child sexual abuse.
An online forum and support resource for survivors learning to thrive.
Support and information for partners of an adult survivor of child sex abuse.
Recovery and Support for Adult Survivors and Their Families: Book List (Child Molestation Research and Prevention Institute)
Book list on healing and recovery for adults sexually abused as children
Resources on healing and recovery.