Most of the reported cases of Incest
in Jamaica are sexual offences committed
by fathers and
Yes. Incest involving Juveniles is
dealt with the Police Special Unit and the Courts, with the
ARE THESE ABUSERS MAD?
Not often. Many of them like rapists
seem quite sane and respectable in other
Because we unable to gain information from the abusers, it is more difficult to understand.
DOES SUCH ABUSE CONTINUE
Yes. If she continues
to live in the household. Many young girls
who have been the victims
DO SUCH CHILDREN SUFFER
Yes Both in childhood
and in womanhood. In childhood, even
after the threat of abuse is removed,
Fear of males
Early sexual activity and promiscuity
Rudeness and rebellion against authority
Inability to cope with school work and trauma
Social withdrawal and other psychological disturbance In womanhood, a very common symptom is inability to establish a normal sexual relationship.
Promiscuous lifestyle Feelings of guilt and
shame are also common Suppressed anger and
of abandonment may also prevail.
HOW DOES THE CRISIS CENTRE HELP?
-By offering help and support to the teenager or young woman, who has been the victim of incest, and her family.
- Counseling for all family and members of the household.
- Referral for in-depth or long term Psychiatric treatment and/or crisis counseling for the family (including the abuser).
- Temporary emergency shelter
PLEASE CALL THE CRISIS
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