"Child abuse casts a shadow the length of a lifetime." Herbert Ward. While the bruises of the body fade in time, the scars of child abuse never fade. Children are never the same again after an abuser has entered their lives, they loose not only the innocence of childhood, but also the chance at a normal future. One cannot erase the memories of abuse, they live in conscious and the subconscious. Child abuse victims are given a life sentence, forced to live in the shadows of their abusers.