31 Jan Potential Effects of Experience of Abuse
The visual diagram below shows examples of the areas of living potentially affected by experiences of abuse.
Diagram – 2 EXPLORATION OF SEXUALITY & SELF IDENTITY IN THE CONTEXT OF SEXUAL ABUSE
Adapted by Angela Ranallo 2005 from Allan Jenkins and Johnella Bird
Experiences of abuse and violence have the potential of creating doubts and disqualify a person’s own beliefs about who s/he is as a person and of their capabilities. It increases guilt, shame and sense of worthlessness. It creates vulnerability for people to more easily get recruited into negative stories about their identity.
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