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NCJ Number: 230253 Find in a Library
Title: South Asian Immigrant Women Who Have Survived Child Sexual Abuse: Resilience and Healing
Journal: Violence Against Women  Volume:16  Issue:4  Dated:April 2010  Pages:444-458
Author(s): Anneliese A. Singh; Danica G. Hays; Y. Barry Chung; Laurel Watson
Date Published: April 2010
Page Count: 15
Document: PDF
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study examined the literature on the resilience of South Asian immigrant women in the United States who survived child sexual abuse.
Abstract: The current study is a phenomenological examination of the resilience strategies of South Asian immigrant women in the United States who survived child sexual abuse. Semistructured interviews (N = 5) and a focus group (N = 8) were analyzed to gain a deep structural understanding of participants' experiences of child sexual abuse and resilience. Findings included four subthemes of South Asian context (strict gender socialization, maintenance of family image, influence of ethnic identity, acculturative stressors) and five subthemes of resilience strategies (use of silence, sense of hope, South Asian social support, social advocacy, intentional self-care). Research and practice implications are discussed. Figure and references (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Adult survivors of child sexual abuse
Index Term(s): Asia; Child abuse; Child Sexual Abuse; Female victims; Immigrants/Aliens; Psychological victimization effects; Sexual assault victims; Sexually abused adolescents; South-East Asia; South-West Asia; Victimization
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