CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE.
Defines the abuse. Effects on the victims of child sexual abuse by; short-term and long term. Complexity of psychological issues involved. Negative effect on adult survivors. Issues of trauma, trust, fears. Their symptoms & high risk behavior. Prevention of child sexual abuse & various approaches. Role that educators can play. Importance of therapy.
Child sexual abuse refers to any sexual act or sexual contact between a child and an adult, or an older child. Apart from actual... more
Child sexual abuse refers to any sexual act or sexual contact between a child and an adult, or an older child. Apart from actual contact with the child, the exposure of the adult’s genitalia and pornographic materials to the child and the use of the child in pornographic materials can also be considered child sexual abuse. In the U.S., approximately 150,000 to 200,000 new cases of sexual abuse are reported each year, although the actual number of cases is difficult to ascertain. In addition to young female victims, boys and male adolescents are also usual targets for sexual victimization (“Protecting Our Children,” 1998, p. 1888). The current estimates of child sexual abuse are approximately 25 percent among females, and ten percent among males (Lanning, Ballard, & Robinson, 1999, p. 3). Among boys,