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ERIC Number: EJ965413
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1053-8712
Child Sexual Abuse and Psychological Impairment in Victims: Results of an Online Study Initiated by Victims
Schaefer, Gerard A.; Mundt, Ingrid A.; Ahlers, Christoph J.; Bahls, Christian
Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, v21 n3 p343-360 2012
Sexual abuse of children has been a topic of scientific investigation for the past few decades. Research in this area, however, is rarely initiated, conceptualized, and conducted by victims themselves. Apart from possibly having painted a one-sided picture of sexual abuse, this presumed dominance of nonvictims might also have marginalized victims in a research area central to their lives. This study was conducted by a victims interest group as an effort to meet the need to add victims' perspectives to our current understanding of this topic. The online survey focused on investigating victims' psychosocial impairment, which was found to be extensive. Results indicated that an intact social support system facilitates better health, especially when offered early on. (Contains 1 note and 6 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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