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Wounded Attachment: Relationships of Survivors of Childhood Sexual Assault

"In my work with adult survivors of sexual assault, I am beginning to notice a pattern of behavior that I have termed “wounded attachment.” The impact of childhood sexual assault has reverberating effects on almost every facet of survivors’ livelihood, from relationships with family, friends, partners, spouses, and children to their jobs, finances, faith, etc. It is as if sexual assault redefines one’s pattern of and trajectory in life...."

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Tags: CSA, attachment, child abuse, mental health, survivors


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