Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Assault
... corruption of affection, and (sometimes) force, enable the perpetrator to easily coerce the child
into sexual compliance.
The most common perpetrators of child sexual abuse are: fathers, step-fathers, uncles, siblings,
other family members and/or neighbors. These are people close to the children tha ...
What is Child Sexual Abuse?
... committed it, and how long it lasted. The survivor’s response is also
affected by the social support they had available to them as children
and in their adult life, whether they had someone who believed them,
and their self-esteem. Counseling and psychotherapy are often very
useful for both child vi ...
receiving a large number of calls following the Prime Time
... Boards of Management who were appalled at the defensive and threatening manner in which the Department of
Education and Science is responding to victims of sexual abuse in day schools and placing the burden of responsibility
on Patrons and Boards of Management.
Each person who has contacted us is sh ...
Chapter 6, Sins of the Fathers
... – Work programs that neglect the consequences of sexual
abuse and rely upon work rules and time as motivators
solely will fail to produce stable employees
Turn Off the Red Light - Immigrant Council of Ireland
... This law challenges those who pay for sex to face the consequences of their actions - the
potential impact of their actions on their lives, the lives of their loved ones and, crucially, on
the life of the person they pay for sex. It brings what they do in the dark into who they are in
“It i ...
One of rare researches (interviewing) in a field
... most parents do not regard teachers’ shouting at a child as abuse. Parents’ shouting at
a child is not considered abuse either.
In summary, it may be assumed that traditional authorities determine people’s
understanding of the fact of emotional abuse of children in a certain situation.
Many Lithuani ...
Protocol for County Councillors and co
... The following are definitions of conduct which are deemed to be unacceptable
Harassment or offensive behaviour
This may include generally, verbal or physical abuse, inappropriate language or other
forms of negative treatment of other Councillors, Co-opted Members, employees of
the Authori ...
Myths about Child Sexual Abuse
... Children often fail to disclose their abuse. This is frequently used as purported evidence that a
victim’s story isn’t plausible. Children who have been victims of sexual assault often have
extreme difficulty in disclosing their victimization. In Texas, one in four girls and one in six
boys will be ...
Myths Regarding Abuse and Sex Offenders
... allegation and the difficulties faced by the victim after the outcry. Research studies
document that between 2% and 8% of accusations may be fabrications, and that
fabricated allegations are much more likely to be made by adults, usually parents, than
Survivors - Dr. Ian Curtis
... Psychiatric Impact
Childhood Sexual Abuse:
Life on the Borderline
Survivors of Abuse – Access to Justice
your free resource
... Abuse and Other Problem Behaviors in Urban Adolescents. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 1992. 60(3): p. 705-712.
Violence against women In situations of armed conflict and
... and a further two million girls are at risk of this
FGM, a form of violence against the girl child
that affects her life as an adult woman, is a
traditional cultural practice. In those societies
where it is practised, it is believed that FGM is
necessary to ensure the self-respect of the ...
Sexual Assault: the role of the pre-hospital
... Age of consent: A person thirteen years of age or
older may request medical attention or a forensic
exam without the consent of their parents.
Mandatory reporting law: Any sexual assault of a
minor (under age 18) must be reported to police
and/or Child Protective Services.
In WA, the law assumes tha ...
Questions and answers about child sexual abuse
... Briere, J. & Elliot, D. M. (2003). Prevalence and symptomatic sequelae of self-reported
physical and sexual abuse in a general population sample of men and women. Child
Abuse and Neglect, 27, 1205-1222.
Child Maltreatment 2010, Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human
Services, Administra ...
De Rebus, June 2015:9
... • Increased mortality rate
Girls who are victims of early and forced marriage have higher mortality rates than their unmarried
counterparts. In developing countries, the leading cause of death among girls aged 15 – 19 is
childbirth, where they are twice as likely to die in labour as a woman over 20. ...
... The abuser will attack the
victim’s beliefs, their faith,
or their source of strength
to maintain absolute
PRESS RELEASE: ECPAT NZ Child ALERT is deeply concerned at
... ECPAT NZ Child ALERT is deeply concerned at reports of an increase in the number
under aged sex workers in South Auckland and calls for increased protection of the
young men and women involved. All children need to be safeguarded from being
exploited in this way.
“Child prostitutes face many risks. ...
Phar Discussion week 13
... documented as having sexual side effects. Depression itself can cause a low libido and is very
common in people with depression. Risk versus benefits will have to be weighed.
Not all antidepressants have sexual side effects. She needs to report her issues with her doctor
and they can discuss the var ...
- Northumbria Research Link
... Criminal victimisation within families, homes and other supposedly ‘safe havens’, warrants much deeper academic attention. In the
last decade, academic inquiry into interventions and support for victims has been piecemeal and fragmented; to the extent that
... Interesting, but horrific statistics:
-Almost five children die everyday as a result of child abuse. More than three out of
four are under the age of 4.
-It is estimated that between 60-85% of child fatalities due to maltreatment are not
recorded as such on death certificates.
-A report of child ab ...
Rotherham child sexual exploitation scandal
Widespread organised child sexual abuse took place in Rotherham, South Yorkshire, England, between 1997 and 2013. Local investigations into the abuse began in 1999, although some reports were never finalised or made public by the authorities. In 2010, five men of Pakistani heritage were found guilty of a series of sexual offences against girls as young as twelve. A subsequent investigation by The Times reported that the child sex exploitation was much more widespread, and the Home Affairs Select Committee criticised the South Yorkshire Police force and Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council for their handling of the abuse.An independent inquiry into child sexual abuse in the town, led by Professor Alexis Jay, was established in 2013 for Rotherham Council. The inquiry's initial report, published on 26 August 2014, condemned the failure of the authorities in Rotherham to act effectively against the abuse and even, in some cases, to acknowledge that it was taking place. It conservatively estimated that 1,400 children had been sexually abused in the town between 1997 and 2013, predominantly by gangs of British-Pakistani men. Abuses described by the report included abduction, rape, torture and sex trafficking of children.Members of the British-Pakistani community condemned both the sexual abuse and that it had been covered up for fear of ""giving oxygen"" to racism. The leader of Rotherham Borough Council, Roger Stone, resigned, as did the council's Chief Executive, Martin Kimber, and the director of children's services, Joyce Thacker. Shaun Wright, the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for South Yorkshire who had been a Labour councillor in charge of child safety at the council, stood down on 16 September, after initially refusing demands that he should do so. The Home Secretary, Theresa May, blamed the failure of the authorities in Rotherham on ""institutionalised political correctness"", and Denis MacShane, the former MP for Rotherham during the period covered by the report, admitted that he had been ""guilty of doing too little"" to investigate the extent of the sex crimes being committed in his constituency.Independent inquiries were set up into the actions of both South Yorkshire Police and Rotherham Borough Council, to examine their roles in investigating the allegations and their procedures and practices. Further allegations of a cover-up, including the theft of documents from a council researcher's office, were made in a Home Affairs Select Committee report in October 2014. In February 2015, the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Eric Pickles, announced that an independent report prepared by Louise Casey considered the council to be ""not fit for purpose"", and elected councillors would be replaced by a team of five commissioners, including one tasked specifically with looking at children's services.