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Running head: THE IMPACT OF CHILD ABUSE ON LATER ADULTHOOD
The Impact of Child Abuse on Later Adulthood
THE IMPACT OF CHILD ABUSE ON LATER ADULTHOOD
One of the most disturbing events that have potential long-term and extensive
consequences in the victims is child abuse. As a result, childhood abuse either physical or sexual
has become a subject that has obtained much attention in recent years. Childhood physical and
sexual assault has been associated with greater levels of sexual problems, anxiety, social
relationship issues, denial, depression, self-blame eating disorders, guilt, repression, and
dissociative patterns in adulthood. Therefore, it is essential that counselors have the knowledge
and familiarity with the long-term impacts and symptoms correlated with child abuse to assist
gain a deeper comprehension of what is required in therapy. The pain and trauma, which are as a
result of child abuse, do not easily leave the victims even in adulthood, and that it will adversely
affect various aspects of their lives.
The past memories of childhood abuse do not leave the victims even in their adulthood
The earlier memories of childhood assault remain fresh in the minds of the offended
even in their later life. Concerning the child abuse, the past is not usually considered the past.
Precisely, it is not the past as the victims survives with it and is manifested in adulthood. As
noted by Beach et al. (2011), people who experienced child abuse would in their adulthood
dislike associating with strangers or individuals they may not have confidence with. As adults,
victims may still hate being in presence of strangers as a mechanism of coping when they feel
threatened or unsafe. Furthe...