ERIC Number: EJ627451
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: 0
The Challenge of Defining Child Sexual Abuse.
Haugaard, Jeffrey J.
American Psychologist, v55 n9 p1036-39 Sep 2000
The term child sexual abuse has never been unequivocally defined, which inhibits research, treatment, and advocacy. Early researchers used broad, inclusive definitions that are still used today. Discusses the consequences of these definitions, suggesting strategies for reducing definitional ambiguity (e.g., allowing the definition of child sexual abuse to vary across contexts, and creating subgroups that are considered separately). (SM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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