The impact of CSA on mental health can be long lasting and severe depending on many variables. Survivors can experience low self-esteem, depression, anxiety, PTSD, attachment disorders and relationship problems.
Source: ABS Personal Safety Survey 2016
A variety of interventions have been developed to address the therapeutic needs of CSA survivors. Most of these focus on:
No single type of intervention has been evaluated as being the most effective, although group interventions (alone or combined with individual therapy) often have the most positive outcomes due to social inclusion and interaction.