sexual abuse Essay

Submitted By nikkolefrey96
Words: 450
Pages: 2

A leader is someone who leads others. Someone who stands up for what they believe in and stand up for others. A leader has a vision. Leaders see a problem that needs to be fixed or a goal that needs to be achieved. A few months ago I met a young boy named Jordan. He is 4 years old and isn’t enrolled in school. When I found that out it was my goal to work with him so he would be ready for school. At first it was hard and frustrating but over the time it became easier. When I first met Jordan all he wanted to do was play. He didn’t understand how important school was. But after working with him for a couple of months I showed him how important school really is and he is showing more interest in learning. Sexual Abuse, also referred to molestation, is the forcing of undesired sexual behavior by one person upon another. Sexual abuse happens to people of all ages and gender. Fifth teen percent of sexual assault and rape victims are under the age twelve. Sexual abuse has become the subject of great community concern and the focus of many legislative and professional initiatives. Fifty-four percent of sexual assaults are NOT reported. Sexual abuse effects on children and youth can be seen in emotional, physical and behavioral ways. Children are vulnerable to sexual abuse because of their age, size and innocence. Additionally rape and sexual violence are wide spread in African countries, for instance the Democratic Republic of Congo reports that 13% of rapes are against children under the age of 10. Children and adolescents can suffer a range of psychological and behavioral problems. These problems include; depression, anxiety, guilt, fear, sexual dysfunction, withdrawal and acting out. Victims of sexual abuse may also develop fear and anxiety…