November 23, 2005

Abuse victims need support

The News Journal

The News Journal
Whether the perpetrator was a priest, a baby sitter, a teacher, a family member or a total stranger, victims of child sexual abuse need help to recover from the trauma, experts say.

"The fact is, with trauma -- you can only keep it down so long without its presenting itself somehow in your life," said Valerie Marek, executive director of Survivors of Abuse in Recovery, a nonprofit agency that offers counseling and support to those who have been abused.

Victims -- the ones who are becoming healthier survivors -- say so, too.

Posted by kshaw at November 23, 2005 07:09 AM