I believe that any child that has experienced abuse of any kind will be affected drastically. It is important to get the child on a proper course of counselling so that they can build their self-esteem after the trauma and change any destructive mindsets that they might have developed. In this case individual counselling might work better as the counselling needs of each child would vary by a lot.
Child abuse can develop many personality disorders within a child as they find ways to deal with the low self esteem and emotional pain. The children might develop unhealthy attachments to certain objects, behaviours or ideals which can distract them from the every motions of life. They might suffer in school academically and socially. They are also prone to depression, which could lead to self-loathing and on the extreme, even the contemplation of suicide.
Child abuse can affect children in many ways during their development. Scientists have found abnormalities in brain function, difficulty with emotional attachment and lower academic achievement resulting from abuse. Normally, when a person goes through a trauma, their brains process information differently as a result. Because a child’s brain is still developing, the trauma that happens to children can cause devastating effects that last a lifetime. Other factors can exaggerate those outcomes, such as not having strong relationships with other family members and close friends. Kids experiencing abuse may act out in negative ways or become withdrawn, both of which limit their social development as well.