Supporting Survivors Of Childhood Sexual Abuse

June 2017

General Practitioners

Country of origin: UK

A Scottish Government booklet offers advice on understanding the needs of people who have experienced childhood sexual abuse, how best to raise this sensitive issue, and how to respond in an appropriate and supportive way. The booklet notes that survivors may present at their GPs over long periods, with no apparent reason for troublesome, disabling physical symptoms (such as recurrent chest pains, breathing problems). The booklet also includes a list of useful resources and contact organisations.

'Yes You Can! - Working with Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse: second edition' is available online.

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