Effects Of Sexual Abuse On Children

The effects of sexual abuse can last a lifetime, having an effect on abuse survivors, their spouses, their children and even extended family. At Tremont Sheldon Robinson Mahoney, our lawyers focus on helping sexual abuse survivors in Connecticut move forward and holding the perpetrators of sexual abuse accountable for the damage their depraved actions have caused.

The Aftermath Of Sexual Abuse

Recovering from sexual abuse can be very difficult, especially for people who are suffering in silence without the support of family and professionals. Some effects of sexual abuse include:

  • Suicide
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Alcohol and drug abuse
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Borderline personality disorder (BPD)
  • Sleeping disorders
  • Eating disorders
  • Dissociative identity disorder (DID)

Sexual Abuse Does Not Have To Be The End

Our society has made great progress in being open about sexual abuse and supporting survivors, but it is still understandably difficult for survivors to come forward. Throughout our years of practice, we have been inspired by survivors who have had the bravery to come forward and hold abusers accountable.

If you are ready to come forward or are considering doing so, we want to stand by your side. Contact our Bridgeport firm to arrange a confidential consultation with one of our compassionate attorneys.