How to help a child heal after sexual abuse

Attorney & Legal Expert Robin Sex shares advice for parents whose children have been sexually abused on how to help them heal
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How to help a child heal after sexual abuse

If your child has been sexually abused, there are couple places you can go for help. One obviously is the Criminal Justice System and that system is all about holding the perpetrator accountable but from a mom's point of view or parent's point of view, your goal is to see that your victim child can become a survivor and can heal and can have a normal life and they can but they can't do it alone. They can do it with the support of their family coupled with great therapy. They need to be in an environment where they know they are not ruined for life, that they can live a great life, that they are not necessarily going to turn into offenders for the rest of their life and more importantly to know that they are believed. So, it's an ongoing process of therapy but they need to find a therapist who has experienced in child sexual assault particularly in the age group in which the child is a victim.So, there are therapist out there that specialize in 2, 3, 4-year-olds and the other ones that specialize in teenagers. You want to find the therapist who knows the dynamics of sexual abuse. Get them and has the default to believe kids and wants to help them.

Attorney & Legal Expert Robin Sex shares advice for parents whose children have been sexually abused on how to help them heal


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Robin Sax

Attorney & Legal Analyst

Robin is a legal analyst for Fox11 Los Angeles (KTTV). She appears there daily offering legal insight and analysis as well as parenting and safety expertise.  She also regularly contributes her legal and parenting expertise to The TODAY Show, Entertainment Tonight, Good Morning America, CNN, and HLN. She covers both the unknown and known high profile cases including Conrad Murray, Charlie Sheen, Lindsay Lohan, Casey Anthony, Jaycee Dugard, OJ Simpson and many more.

Robin is also a former Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorney and Riverside County Deputy District Attorney who specialized in sex crimes against children. For over 15 years she prosecuted some of the most despicable defendants who committed the most heinous crimes, prosecuting hundreds of felony crimes including homicides, stalking, domestic violence, child sexual assault, and gang crimes. 

She is an author who has penned six books, including The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Criminal Justice System and Predators and Child Molesters:  A Sex Crimes DA Answers 100 of the Most Asked Questions all of which draw on her vast experience as a prosecutor and victim right's advocate. Her powerful insights have regularly graced the pages of The Huffington Post, Psychology Today, People Magazine, The New York Times, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, The Los Angeles Times and the Women in Crime Ink blog.

In addition to advising numerous legal foundations, Robin regularly shares her valuable insight and expertise through speaking and teaching with members of the FBI, Los Angeles Police Department, Sheriff’s Department, and the California District Attorney’s Association. Robin has served as adjunct professor of Women and Crime at Cal State Los Angeles and lecturer on criminal law and the justice system in UCLA’s Paralegal Training Program.

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