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Welcome to JA. My name is ***** ***** I am a licensed psychotherapist in private practice in NYS. I am preparing my reply and will post in one moment.
Hello there, you ask a very good question and an important one. As psychotherapists we clinically know that there are a vast array of ways that a person will respond to the stress, humiliation, fears, trauma, embarrassment, shame and guilt of being sexualized, sexually abused or sexually taken advantage of. This young lady is very young, 14, to have something like this happen to her and her response and coping mechanisms can also be immature and childish given her abilities developmentally. Humor is a defense mechanism and she could be expressing much more difficult distress at what happened by making light of it. i worked with adolescents exclusively for over 8 years and witnessed many unique responses to sexual trauma. I hope this information is helpful to you, please let me know if I can help you any further. Sincerely, ***** ***** LMSW, CASAC
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