Child sex victims need long-term help, NGO says

Source: Free Malaysia Today

Agape Vision says failure to do so could see the victims being exposed to a host of life issues including revictimisation.

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PETALING JAYA: An NGO working with underprivileged and at-risk youth in the country has warned of the long-term side effects that child sex abuse victims could face if they are left untreated.

Agape Vision founder Gillian Valerie Chong said it was crucial that victims received continued therapy.

“The children need therapeutic intervention as soon as possible and throughout their lives, even into adulthood, when they feel they need it,” she told FMT.

She added that the failure to provide such therapy could expose the victim to a host of problems with long-term effects. Read more