Preventing and Treating Childhood Sexual Abuse

December 11, 2006

Children who have been sexually abused constitute a heterogeneous group with diverse experiences and outcomes. Experiences of childhood sexual abuse are associated with as many as 60 different negative outcomes best addressed by preventing abuse.

Research evidence finds that prevention programs are effective at increasing Children’s sexual abuse knowledge and self-protection skills. Treatment for sexually abused children with emotional and behavioural problems should be modelled after the cognitive behavioural therapies described in this review.




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