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Childhood Sexual Abuse

Colorado Childhood Sexual Abuse Attorneys

One of the most horrendous acts that can happen in our society is the sexual abuse of a child. This perversion of power can scar a young child, affecting their emotional growth and every aspect of their lives. Unfortunately, it is difficult to protect these young victims, especially when their abusers are adults that are often those closest to them: family members, educators, caregivers and even clergy.

Although nothing can detract from the pain this type of abuse can cause, civil lawsuits against the perpetrator can provide compensation for injuries and give a sense of closure for many victims. As Colorado childhood sexual abuse attorneys, The Gold Law Firm is committed to holding responsible parties fully accountable under Colorado Law, when it comes to paying damages in civil lawsuits deriving from their acts.

Impacts Of Sexual Abuse On A Child, Teen & Adult

The long-reaching impacts of this type of child molestation and sexual abuse can follow victims for the rest of their lives. For children that are molested by a trusted adult, the road to recovery can last a long time. Many abused children and adult survivors have deep-seeded psychological damage, affecting their ability to forge healthy relationships, as well as many other challenges. Some of the common impacts child sexual abuse can have on a victim include:

  • Depression
  • Anti-social behavior
  • Stunted emotional development
  • Loss of self-esteem
  • Self-abusive behaviors
  • Suicidal tendencies

Each victim’s circumstances are unique; how they cope is dependent on the support system they have around them. Some victims show immediate signs of emotional damage where other children may not display any symptoms of abuse until years down the road.

Frequency Of Child Molestation

It is difficult to know precisely how many children are abused as it is often not reported to authorities. However, the statistics that are verifiable are horrific enough. According to a 2010 report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Children’s Bureau,  9.2% of children that were victimized were sexually abused.

This number is almost 1 in 10 children, which is a conservative number since many children do not report their abuse, especially when the abuser is someone they trust. Another report by the National Institute of Justice estimates that 3 out of 4 adolescents that were sexually assaulted claimed the abuser was someone with whom they had a close relationship.

The Gold Law Firm has represented individuals sexually abused in the following settings across Colorado:

  • Daycare Child Sex Abuse
  • Apartment Complex Child Sex Abuse
  • Sexual Abuse of Children by Medical Providers, Therapists and Doctors
  • After School Sports and Programs Sexual Abuse of Children
  • Sports League Child Sex Abuse

Recovering From Child Sexual Abuse

For many victims of sexual abuse as a child, the road to recovery is difficult. Many victims live in silence and pain for years before they confide to anyone about their trauma. The emotional and psychological damage can affect all areas of their lives, from diminished focus in school to forging healthy relationships. Because of the abuse, these children can grow up to live very different lives than they would have if their childhood had not been taken away through the malicious acts of their abuser.

It is almost impossible to put a price on the costs of child sexual abuse. Survivors of this type of abusive attack have scars that will always be with them and have had a piece of their childhood ripped away. Although therapy and counseling can help many victims learn to move past this abuse, the damage that it caused will always be a part of them for the rest of their lives.

Denver Sexual Abuse Lawyers Actively Pursuing Claims For Civil Damages

The Gold Law Firm LogoWhatever your circumstance, it is important to know that you are not alone. The Gold Law Firm has represented individuals who were victimized as children by medical providers, religious leaders, school officials, organized group leaders and others in positions of power. Our Denver sexual abuse attorneys are not just committed to your financial recovery, in many circumstances we have helped connect victims with other survivors and with leading counselors. Talk to us to arrange a confidential consultation with an attorney who appreciates your situation. Contact Attorney Pamela Maass today for a free case review and consultation. Call 303.694.4653 or fill out the contact form below.

Warning: There are strict time deadlines for filing Colorado child abuse injury lawsuits. Call attorney Pamela Maass today to learn more about Colorado Laws.

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