The long-term effects of child sexual abuse

Child Family Community Australia, Australia, 2013

Related to Abuse and neglect

This paper reviews recent Australian and international research on the long-term effects of child sexual abuse. It discusses the range of negative consequences child sexual abuse has on mental health and adjustment, aspects of abuse, and how strong, supportive relationships can help buffer the impact of abuse.

This resource aims to assist practitioners and policy-makers who work with survivors of sexual abuse and their families to understand the significant findings from this large and sometimes complex body of research.

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