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Episode Eleven

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Your a Victim Too!

‘Trigger Warning’ if you or someone you know has been affected by sexual abuse please remember the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre 24-Hour Helpline 1800 77 8888

In today’s podcast we will be discussing secondary victims of childhood sexual abuse. 

Secondary victims of childhood sexual abuse are everywhere and go largely unacknowledged and unsupported. It is not only members of the victim’s immediate family but partners, children, friends and colleagues. Each one is uniquely impacted even if they are not aware.

Family, partners and children of victims carry the guilt, shame and sense of responsibility that is not theirs to begin with. We know only too well how our own children and partners have suffered from the impacts of this crime and how our journey to discover who we really are has often left those closest to us feeling isolated and confused.

We believe our communities and culture is shaped by the scale of the contributing negative impacts. We believe, however, that how we develop as a society would improve if we stopped turning a blind eye to the needs of primary and secondary victims of childhood sexual abuse.

We hope that sharing our experience will help you understand the importance of acknowledging the need to support everyone involved and how with the right support and communication your relationship can grow stronger than ever. 

Please share and spread the word……

Take care

Joyce, June and Paula


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