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NCJ Number: 107539 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: Sexually Exploited Children: Service and Research Project
Corporate Author: Tufts New England Medical Ctr
Division of Child Psychiatry
United States of America
Date Published: 1984
Page Count: 494
Sponsoring Agency: Tufts New England Medical Ctr
Boston, MA 02111
US Dept of Justice
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 80-JN-AX-0001 (S-2)
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Extensive descriptive data were gathered on a sample of sexually abused children to refine current hypotheses concerning these children's characteristics, the types of abuse that occur, and the impact of sexual abuse on the victim and family.
Abstract: The research program began with the development of a clinical service to provide crisis intervention, the Family Crisis Program for Sexually Abused Children at the New England Medical Center in Boston, starting in 1980. The study's subjects were 156 victims referred to the service. The analysis considered the referral patterns, demographic characteristics, nature of the abuse, impacts of the treatment, the psychological effects of the abuse on the victims, and the mothers' characteristics. Also considered were offender characteristics, effects on victim at an 18-month followup, professionals' perceptions of agency management of child sexual abuse, families' perceptions of treatment services, and factors affecting reporting to law enforcement authorities. Clinical implications for victims and families are presented. Data tables and 159 references.
Main Term(s): Child Sexual Abuse
Index Term(s): Abused children; Child molesters; Psychological victimization effects
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