One of the girls, Sofia,* wrote that she already forgave her abusers and would encourage them to change for the better. She told them “not to lose hope, and to make use of the second chance given to them.” She also said she has learned now to “seek for justice/help, and if you are an abused person, you must report it to the authorities, especially if you discover that you are a child experiencing OSEC.” Finally, she charged her family to “be strong despite the difficulty of the sudden life changes due to the untoward incidences. Depression happens, but these trials are temporary,” and that we should all remember “that a person’s trust, faith, and hope in God will help conquer [these trials].”
Many of the survivors were grateful and shared ways in which the GB-CBT therapy helped them to see themselves and their experiences in a more holistic and adaptive manner.
The effectiveness of the treatment impressed the social workers and they were eager to undergo further training on the intervention as they observed first-hand how it has been instrumental in improving the survivors’ well-being