The “Abuse: Self-help guide for adults physically, emotionally or sexually abused as children” is a valuable resource created collaboratively by individuals who have personally experienced abuse, as well as psychologists and professionals who specialise in supporting abuse survivors. The purpose of this booklet is to provide guidance and support for adults who have endured physical, emotional, or sexual abuse during their childhood.
The guide aims to achieve the following objectives:
1. Understanding the effects of childhood abuse: It helps readers comprehend the immediate and long-term impacts of abuse on their lives. By gaining insight into the consequences of abuse, individuals can begin to make sense of their experiences and how they have shaped their present circumstances.
2. Overcoming the effects of abuse: The guide explores various strategies and approaches that can assist survivors in healing and moving forward. It offers practical suggestions and techniques to help individuals address the emotional, psychological, and relational challenges resulting from their abusive experiences.
3. Seeking further help: Recognizing the significance of professional support, the booklet provides information on additional resources and avenues for seeking assistance. It directs readers towards organizations, therapists, support groups, and other relevant sources of help where they can find the specialized care they may require.