Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse


Adult Survivors of Sexual Assault

Canberra Rape Crisis Centre

The long term impacts of sexual assault on a child are as varied and different as people are. Many adult survivors have carried a secret of their abuse for years and even decades. Some may never seek help, and others only begin addressing the impact when they are in their 30’s, 40’s, 50’s and older.


As an adult survivor you may have found that over the years you have had difficulties trusting people due to the betrayal of your trust as a child. You may have experienced relationship problems or found yourself in an abusive relationship. Perhaps you have had low self esteem since you were a child, sought isolation from certain people and places or limited your personal relationships for fear of being hurt again.


If you are an adult survivor of child sexual abuse it is important to know it is your right to access support and have counsellor / advocates here at CRCC who can offer you the support you need and deserve.

In all emergencies phone the police on 000.

Phone the Rape Crisis Centre any time on (02) 6247 2525.