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ERIC Number: EJ841134
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
ISSN: ISSN-1053-8712
Characteristics of Child Sexual Abuse Cases Referred for Psychological Services in Hong Kong: A Comparison between Multiple Incident versus Single Incident Cases
Ma, Ellen Yee-man; Yau, Delphine Cheuk-wai; Ng, Wun-wai; Tong, Sau-lan
Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, v13 n2 p21-39 2004
This study examined 58 sexually abused children referred for clinical psychological services in 1999 in Hong Kong and compared the characteristics and disclosure patterns between those with multiple incidents of abuse and those with single incident. The former group was more likely to have been abused by a family member, took a longer time to disclose, and was more often abused in contexts where the abusers had control and power. Over 40% of subjects also reported presence of other persons during abuse. Myths and misconceptions among professionals are highlighted. Implications on future service development and training needs in child protection are discussed. (Contains 8 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Hong Kong