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What help is there for teenagers like me who were sexually abused as a kid?

First of all you are not alone. There are people who want to help you, reach out to them. Counseling is a great way to help you learn to work through your emotions and cope with the traumatic experience. Trained professionals can assist you with the healing process.

Here are some other resources you may want to check out.

Rape Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN) http://www.rainn.org/

Childhelp: http://www.childhelp.org/pages/hotline-home Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline: 1-800-4-A-CHILD

“But Who Should I Tell?” Questions and Answers About Seeking Help After Sexual Abuse (2011) (PDF) A guide for children and teens that discusses whether or not to tell anyone and who to go to for help; lists other resources for support. http://www.nctsn.org/products/who-should-i-tell-questions-and-answers-about-seeking-help-after-sexual-abuse

It’s Never Your Fault: The Truth about Sexual Abuse (2010) (PDF) A guide for teens that identifies common myths about sexual assault and then presents the facts. Includes resources for where to go for help. http://www.nctsn.org/products/its-never-your-fault-truth-about-sexual-abuse

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