ERIC Number: EJ530717
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1996
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How Do Children Tell? The Disclosure Process in Child Sexual Abuse.
Bradley, April R.; Wood, James M.
Child Abuse & Neglect: The International Journal, v20 n9 p881-91 Sep 1996
This study of 234 validated sexual abuse cases (in which 59% of perpetrators were household members) calls into question the belief that children gradually disclose their abuse in a quasi-developmental process that follows sequential stages. Of the cases, 96% of victims made a partial or full disclosure of abuse during at least 1 interview with public authorities. (CR)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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