It is common for victims to feel afraid after being abused. They can be afraid it will happen again, that they won't be able to stop it, be afraid of telling someone or even seeing the abuser again.
Overcoming fears will require identifying them and seeking help. The local organizations are an excellent place to seek help. Find resources in the community to help with financial support, childcare, and other tangible fears. Safety will always take priority.
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“Courage is not the absence of fear; it is acting in spite of it." - Mark Twain.
Bravery doesn’t mean not being afraid. It means people go forward in life even though they are afraid. Little by little life shows us that it can be fun to step outside our comfort zone if we do it safely.
Reassurance is another tool that can help to deal with fear. Small successful steps towards a bright future should feel encouraging.
It is also important to have a safety plan. How to develop a safety plan? Well, you can help the victim to use the "what if" game to review the scenarios he/she is afraid of and come up with a plan for each of them.