Educator in a Pastoral Role

4826 WordsApr 11, 201320 Pages
pg. 1 SECTION 1 1.1 Tina is an adolescent. At 11 years old she has not yet developed, nor is she expected to have developed, a strong mental (or physical for that matter) capacity to process all negative and/or traumatic experiences that life has already thrown at her. She is at a very impressionable age. There are various points to keep in mind with respect to her unique situation viz. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. She is very young and vulnerable being 11 years old Her father was not present in her life having walked out when she was 3 years old It is very possible her mother had a slew of relationships with other men whilst she was growing up Tina’s mother is not a rational individual. It is clear her mother’s frustration has boiled over…show more content…
When that force is immediate, of short duration, or infrequent, it is called sexual assault. The offender is referred to as a sexual abuser or molester. The term also covers any behavior by any adult towards a child to stimulate either the adult or child sexually. When the victim is younger than the age of consent, it is referred to as child sexual abuse. Child sexual abuse is a form of child abuse in which a child is abused for the sexual gratification of an adult or older adolescent. In addition to direct sexual contact, child sexual abuse also occurs when an adult engages in indecent exposé (of the genitals, female nipples, etc.) to a child with intent to gratify their own sexual desires or to intimidate or groom the child, asks or pressures a child to engage in sexual activities, displays pornography to a child, or uses a child to produce child pornography. Effects of child sexual abuse include guilt and self-blame, flashbacks, nightmares, insomnia, fear of things associated with the abuse (including objects, smells, places, doctor 's visits, etc.), self-esteem issues, sexual dysfunction, chronic pain, addiction, self-injury, suicidal ideation, somatic complaints, depression, posttraumatic stress disorder, anxiety, other mental illnesses (including borderline personality disorder) propensity to re-victimization in adulthood, and physical injury to the child, among other problems. Victims of child sex
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