Lessons Learned from Child Sexual Abuse Research: Magnitude, Aftermath, and Prevention Strategies

Lessons Learned from Child Sexual Abuse Research: Magnitude, Aftermath, and Prevention Strategies

Lessons Learned from Child Sexual Abuse Research: Magnitude, Aftermath, and Prevention Strategies

Lessons Learned from Child Sexual Abuse Research: Magnitude, Aftermath, and Prevention Strategiess

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Collin-Vézina, Delphine, Daigneault, Isabelle et Hébert, Martine. 2013. «Lessons Learned from Child Sexual Abuse Research: Magnitude, Aftermath, and Prevention Strategies ». Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health, vol. 7, no 23, p. 1-9.

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1. Objectifs


Intentions :
«[T]his current publication is a unique opportunity to highlight a few of the main lessons we have learned from the scholarly literature on CSA [child sexual abuse], with a focus on its prevalence, mental health outcomes and preventive strategies.» (p. 1)

2. Méthode


Échantillon/Matériau :
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Type de traitement des données :
Réflexion critique

3. Résumé


«Yet, CSA is, unfortunately, a widespread problem that affects more than 1 out of 5 women and one out of 10 men worldwide. This alarming rate clearly calls for extensive and powerful policy and practice efforts. While the effects of CSA may not always be initially visible, survivors of CSA still carry the threat to their well-being. The traumatic experience of CSA is one major risk factor in the development of mental health problems affecting both the current and future well-being of victims. Considering that many victims continue to be undetected, the roots of these mental health problems may also be unrecognized. In an effort to provide effective services to all victims, we should prioritize the development of strategies to address the barriers to disclosure and reporting. Although the taboo of CSA might not be as prominent as a few decades ago when CSA was rarely spoken of, veiled issues may still prevent victims from reaching out to authorities to reveal the abuse they suffer. To effectively prevent CSA, global preventive approaches, targeting personal, family and societal conditions, need to be explored and validated so to protect the next generations of children and youth from sexual victimization.» (p. 6)