Early Life Adversities and Polyvictimization in Young Persons with Sexual Behavior Problems: A Longitudinal Study of Child Protective Service Referrals
Référence bibliographique 
Lussier, Patrick, Chouinard-Thivierge, Stéphanie, McCuish, Evan, Nadeau, Danielle et Lacerte, Denis. 2019. «Early Life Adversities and Polyvictimization in Young Persons with Sexual Behavior Problems: A Longitudinal Study of Child Protective Service Referrals ». Child Abuse & Neglect, vol. 88, p. 37-50.
Intentions : «The goal of this study […] is to describe, contextualize, and examine the history of adversity of children and youth referred to the CPS [child protective service] for SBP [sexual behavior problems] throughout childhood and adolescence.» (p. 38)
Échantillon/Matériau : The sample is composed of 957 «cases referred to the CPS of the CIUSSS (Capitale-Nationale) for SBP between May 2002 and May 2016. All participants were under 18 years old at the time of the referral to the CPS.» (p. 39)
Instruments : Questionnaire
Type de traitement des données : Analyse statistique
Results show that «[i]ndividuals characterized by a high rate chronic trajectory (96.6%) and those characterized by a slow rising chronic trajectory (84.7%) were more likely than others to be living in a single-parent family situation. […] Only the stable low group did not differ from the other groups in terms of their living arrangement […]. [Also], there were important statistical differences when examining legal guardianship of the child […]. Children and youth whose legal guardian was their father were over-represented in the high rate chronic group (24.8%) compared to the other groups. For the slow rising chronic group, children and youth were more likely to have their mother (65.1%) as the legal guardian. In all, the findings show that these CPS referral trajectories were closely tied, at least in part, to the young person’s gender, nationality, as well as familial and living arrangement.» (p. 44) «In fact, the slow rising chronic, the stable low and the high rate chronic trajectories were all first referred to CPS as early as infancy for developmentally compromising issues, most notably parental neglect in the context of family disruption. It could be hypothesized that familial disruption and parental neglect are early life adversities that may compromise the child’s safety and create a context conducive to sexual victimization and physical abuse.» (p. 46)