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The immediate family or caregiver impact is tremendous needless to say. Yes, there are social/assistance programs for loved ones under 18 years old. However, to support the adult survivor becomes challenging. The emotional support, unforeseen crisis situations and time spent navigating it all, takes a toll on our lives. Loss of wages, unemployment, housing, transportation, depressive episodes, unable to make ends meet, toxic relationships, just to name a few. Most loved ones go through retirement funds, savings, loans, and paychecks, because they are in the "saving mode". Some adult survivors dealing with prosecuting their childhood aggressors, while maintaining their sanity. Others are hyper-sexual, now having multiple children or maybe adapting an subtance addiction, now requiring rehab.
Adult victims have higher rates of healthcare utilization and report significantly more health complaints when compared to adults without a history of child sexual abuse. Some health related issues include:
Typical Emergency Funds Include:
The health and social impacts of child sexual abuse on a survivor last a lifetime and affect us all socially and financially. The average lifetime cost per victim of child abuse is $210,012*, costing the U.S. billions annually.
These expenses are largely paid for by the public sector – the taxpayer.