Sexual Assault

by Gary Pike, Clinical Director Some countries list as many as one out of every three females and one out of every five males will be victims of sexual abuse before the age of 18. Disturbingly, perpetrators are more likely to be family members or others considered close trustworthy adults.

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Understanding Trauma

We don’t survive trauma as a result of conscious decision-making. At the moment of life threat, humans automatically rely upon survival instincts. Our five senses pick up the signs of imminent danger, causing the brain to “turn on” the adrenaline stress response system.

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