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Abuse does not have to define who a child is—or who a child becomes
Children who experience abuse and trauma are at higher risk for emotional and behavioral problems.
However, over the last 30 years, highly effective treatments have been developed. The services offered at Dee Norton are proven to help children and families to put abuse in the past and move on to a healthy, happy life.
How to Heal from Abuse:
Although it can be difficult to ask for help, it is important to do so because therapies can help significantly, even within a short time frame. The first step is assessing symptoms so the best treatment can be selected. Therapies today are very tailored to a child’s emotions and behaviors, as well as the values of the family. Once the treatment is selected, the therapy process usually involves weekly sessions with a trained therapist and lasts between 4 and 12 months, depending on the therapy type.
Evidence-based treatment is a phrase that means a treatment, or therapy, has been studied in multiple randomized controlled trials and found to be effective in reducing a specific symptom or group of symptoms. Just as cholesterol medications require research studies to prove they work, therapy for trauma symptoms has advanced to the point that there are now several proven to improve specific symptoms commonly experienced by child abuse survivors.