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ERIC Number: EJ892941
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jul
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 6
ISSN: ISSN-1355-2600
Care and Treatment of Child Victims of Child Pornographic Exploitation (CPE) in Germany
von Weiler, Julia; Haardt-Becker, Annette; Schulte, Simone
Journal of Sexual Aggression, v16 n2 p211-222 Jul 2010
The online distribution of abusive images has risen dramatically over recent years and this raises many questions concerning the children within the images, particularly in relation to identification and provision of services. From October 2004 until September 2007, Innocence in Danger e.V. conducted an empirical study concerning the care and treatment of victims of child pornographic exploitation (CPE) in Germany by contacting all specialized institutions nationwide dealing with sexually abused children. This was achieved through questionnaires and interviews. A total of 245 cases of child pornographic exploitation (197 girls, 48 boys) and 280 suspected cases of child pornographic exploitation were identified. It was reported that cases of CPE were of a higher complexity than offline abuse, more demanding for professionals and raised many questions about professional involvement. Identified challenges included the issue of permanence once abusive images have been distributed online, and the coping strategies of children which might foster resilience. The study concludes that even though child pornographic exploitation is much talked about, there is still a lack of knowledge in how to identify, approach and help such children.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Germany