Publisher: Jane Gilgun Books
Children have a lot to say about their own sexual abuse. Their stories show they know far more than adults realize. Children often think that sexual abuse is their fault. They think they were supposed to have been able to stop the abuse. Unfortunately, many people blame children, too. What is hopeful in these stories is that children know the abusers did something wrong, and they call out abusers for who they really are. This article is a chapter from the book Child Sexual Abuse: From Harsh Realities to Hope.