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Increasing Child Serving Professionals' Awareness and Understanding of the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children.

J Child Sex Abus 2019 Feb 14:1-18. Epub 2019 Feb 14.

b Kristi House , Miami , Florida , USA.

Child serving professionals need increased understanding of the identification and therapeutic needs of child victims of commercial sexual exploitation. This study evaluated the effectiveness of a training program aimed to increase awareness of commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC) among professionals likely to encounter victims in their work. Professionals' (N = 227) knowledge level was examined prior to the training, immediately thereafter, and in a 6-12 month follow-up. Read More

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February 2019

Editor Acknowledgements.

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Robert Geffner

J Child Sex Abus 2019 Feb 6. Epub 2019 Feb 6.

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February 2019
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Sexual Abuse and Exploitation of PreK-12 Students by School Personnel.

J Child Sex Abus 2019 Feb 4:1-5. Epub 2019 Feb 4.

c San Diego State University , San Diego , USA.

The abuse of students by PreK-12 school personnel continues to be a multifaceted issue that affects students, staff, parents, and communities at an alarming rate. This two-part special issue builds on the dated and limited literature in this topic area and includes qualitative and quantitative research on prevalence, victim and offender characteristics, barriers to prevention, and frameworks and standards for prevention. Together these articles highlight the need for systematic data collection, policy implementation, accountability, and training and awareness. Read More

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February 2019
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Why the Focus of Clerical Child Sexual Abuse has Largely Remained on the Catholic Church amongst Other Non-Catholic Christian Denominations and Religions.

J Child Sex Abus 2019 Feb 4:1-22. Epub 2019 Feb 4.

b University of Massachusetts , Amherst , MA , USA.

The current study considers reasons for the consistent focus of academic research and mainstream media on clerical child sexual abuse (cCSA) largely within the Roman Catholic Church, seeming to ignore cCSA in other Christian denominations and religions. This study includes an analysis of traditional mainstream media and case reports on cCSA in non-Catholic churches and other religious faiths. The authors highlight the inadequacy of research and identify a wide range of gaps in this so far neglected area. Read More

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February 2019
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Qualitative Study on the Impact of Child Sexual Abuse: Perspectives of Children, Caregivers, and Professionals in Indian Context.

J Child Sex Abus 2019 Jan 25:1-22. Epub 2019 Jan 25.

a All India Institute of Medical Sciences , New Delhi , India.

With an alarming increase in reported cases of Child Sexual Abuse (CSA) in India, the present study was conceived in an attempt to unearth the impact of CSA from the perspective of children, their caregivers, and the professionals dealing with them using qualitative research methodology. The secondary objective of the study was to discuss the clinical implications of the obtained findings for conducting culturally sensitive psychological assessment and intervention for CSA in India. Thus, in-depth interviews with 11 children and 7 Focused Group Discussions (FGDs) with 21 caregivers and 27 professionals were conducted. Read More

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January 2019
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Childhood Sexual Abuse Profiles and Psychological Functioning in Adult Males.

J Child Sex Abus 2019 Jan 24:1-20. Epub 2019 Jan 24.

a University of Ottawa , Ottawa , Canada.

This study used a person-centered approach to generate profiles of males' sexual abuse characteristics and then link profiles to other types of childhood maltreatment and adversity, and adult outcomes. Data were drawn from 215 North American males (86% Caucasian) aged 17-61 years recruited from websites offering support for sexual abuse. Latent profile analysis identified three profiles, ranging from 1-2 instances of fondling by an unfamiliar extrafamilial perpetrator to chronic, penetrative abuse by individuals within and outside the family. Read More

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January 2019
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The Prevalence of Child Sexual Abuse among Slovak Late Adolescents.

J Child Sex Abus 2018 Dec 11:1-20. Epub 2018 Dec 11.

c Department of Preschool and Elementary Education and Psychology , University of Presov , Bratislava , Slovakia.

The present study aimed to assess the prevalence and characteristics of child sexual abuse (CSA) in a large-scale sample of Slovak late adolescents. Randomized cluster sampling was used to sample 2186 students in their final school year of secondary school with mean age of 18.6 years (SD = . Read More

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December 2018
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Grooming: A Case Study.

J Child Sex Abus 2018 Dec 11:1-20. Epub 2018 Dec 11.

a School of Nursing and Human Sciences, Dublin City University , Dublin , Ireland.

In recent years, legislation recognizing the grooming of a child for the purposes of sexual abuse as a criminal offense has been introduced. However, there is a limited evidence base on the mechanisms involved in grooming behavior, particularly from the perspective of those who have experienced grooming. This article, drawing on an in depth case study of a 52-year-old man, using Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis, explores the experience of grooming from childhood into adulthood. Read More

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December 2018
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Sexual Violence of Liberian School Age Students: An Investigation of Perpetration, Gender, and Forms of Abuse.

J Child Sex Abus 2018 Dec 3:1-20. Epub 2018 Dec 3.

b Center for Global Social Work, Rutgers , The State University of New Jersey , New Brunswick , NJ , USA.

This study examined the perpetration of sexual violence within the institutional setting of primary schools in Liberia using secondary analysis of data collected from 811 Liberian school aged participants (298 girls and 513 boys). The study looked specifically at the perpetration of: 1) sexual violation, 2) transactional sex, and 3) sexual coercion. Sexual violation was the most common form of sexual violence experienced, followed by sexual coercion, and then transactional sex. Read More

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December 2018
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The Use of Tools and Checklists to Assess the Risk of Child Sexual Exploitation: Lessons from UK Practice.

J Child Sex Abus 2018 Nov 27:1-20. Epub 2018 Nov 27.

a Faculty of Health and Life Sciences , Coventry University , Coventry , UK.

Tools to assess the risk of becoming a victim of child sexual exploitation (CSE) have been developed by UK CSE practitioners based on their professional experiences, with little evidence underpinning their development, and no evaluation/validation. Little is known about how they are used in practice. This paper summarizes two studies. Read More

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November 2018

Attributions of Blame among Victims of Child Sexual Abuse: Findings from a Community Sample.

J Child Sex Abus 2018 Nov 26:1-17. Epub 2018 Nov 26.

a Tilburg University , Tilburg , The Netherlands.

According to the attribution theory, negative outcomes of child sexual abuse (CSA) are thought to vary depending on whether CSA victims attribute the abuse to internal or external factors, respectively, self-blame and perpetrator-blame. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to identify abuse characteristics and attitudes that influence blame attributions among CSA victims from a community sample. Data from respondents with a history of CSA (N = 1,496) have been used in predicting blame attributions; perpetrator-blame, self-blame, or both. Read More

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November 2018

Perceived Loss of Social Contact and Trauma Symptoms among Adolescents Who Have Experienced Sexual Abuse.

J Child Sex Abus 2018 Nov 19:1-12. Epub 2018 Nov 19.

a Department of Psychology , Southern Methodist University , Dallas , TX , USA.

Child sexual abuse (CSA) is a robust predictor of trauma symptoms. Past research has identified many correlates of trauma symptoms following disclosure of CSA. Theory suggests that loss of social contact may be another important contributor to adolescents' trauma symptoms following CSA. Read More

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November 2018
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An Exploration of Coping with Childhood Sexual Abuse in Arab American Women.

J Child Sex Abus 2018 Nov 15:1-22. Epub 2018 Nov 15.

c Nursing Department , Children's Hospital of Wisconsin , Milwaukee , WI , USA.

This research used a descriptive qualitative approach to explore coping with childhood sexual abuse (CSA) and to identify long-term psychological outcomes among Arab American women. Ten Arab American women participated in the study. Data were collected by individual semi-structured interviews and analyzed using content analysis. Read More

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November 2018
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Neuropsychological Risk Factors to Consider When Assessing for Sexually Abusive Youth.

J Child Sex Abus 2018 Nov 14:1-19. Epub 2018 Nov 14.

a Department of Psychology , Palo Alto University , Palo Alto , CA , USA.

Present literature exploring neuropsychological characteristics of sexually abusive youth is lacking, especially with regard to females and youth with low intellectual functioning. Moreover, although areas of neuropsychological functioning have been researched in this population, findings are vastly inconsistent and contradictory. Such gaps in the literature create obvious barriers in the ability to adequately assess risk, particularly pertaining to neuropsychological factors that could inform effective treatment, case management, and supervision options. Read More

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November 2018
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The Prevalence of Sexual Abuse in Adolescence in Suriname.

J Child Sex Abus 2018 Nov 9:1-17. Epub 2018 Nov 9.

b Institute for Graduate Studies and Research, Anton de Kom University , Paramaribo , Suriname.

Studies conducted to ascertain the prevalence of child sexual abuse (CSA) in the Caribbean are poorly synthesized. Present study reports on the lifetime and year prevalence of unwanted sexual experiences, the risk of CSA at different ages within adolescence, and differences between the three largest ethnic groups in Suriname. One thousand one hundred and twenty (1,120) adolescents completed a questionnaire on child maltreatment, including CSA. Read More

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November 2018
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Adaptation and Psychometric Evaluation of the Children's Knowledge of Abuse Questionnaire (CKAQ-RIII) in Greek Elementary School Children.

J Child Sex Abus 2018 Nov 7:1-18. Epub 2018 Nov 7.

a Department of Psychology , The American College of Greece-Deree , Athens , Greece.

The purpose of the present study was to culturally adapt and validate the Children's Knowledge of Abuse Questionnaire-RIII (CKAQ-RIII), a tool that examines children's understanding of sexual abuse concepts, for use in Greek elementary schools. A sample of 467 Greek school children between the ages of 6-9 was recruited from a private school. The CKAQ-RIII was administrated three times, before and immediately after a Child Sexual Abuse (CSA) prevention intervention program, as well as during a one-year follow-up evaluation. Read More

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November 2018
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Perspectives of Young Child Abuse Survivors on Confidentiality: An Exploratory Literature Review.

J Child Sex Abus 2018 Nov 2:1-21. Epub 2018 Nov 2.

a School of Education and Social Work , University of Dundee , Dundee , Scotland.

The current systematic narrative literature review sought to discover the views of young child sexual abuse (CSA) survivors, unknown to child protection services, on confidentiality. Due to the paucity of research on young CSA survivors, the review was widened to include users of sexual health services. Seventeen databases were searched, and results were refined by reading titles and abstracts, followed by full text. Read More

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November 2018
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Maternal Emotional Support following the Disclosure of Child Sexual Abuse: A Qualitative Study.

J Child Sex Abus 2018 Nov 2:1-21. Epub 2018 Nov 2.

b Department of Sexology , Université de Québec à Montréal , Montréal , Canada.

Non-offending maternal (NOM) support is considered one of the most important protective factors in facilitating better victim adjustment following the disclosure of child sexual abuse (CSA). However, recent findings have led authors to conclude that NOM support has yet to be properly conceptualized and operationalized within the CSA literature. Emotional support is one dimension that has consistently emerged in studies attempting to reconceptualize NOM support but is a concept which also requires further theoretical investigation. Read More

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November 2018
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Scientific Evolution of Clinical and Risk Assessment of Sexually Abusive Youth: A Comprehensive Review of Empirical Tools.

J Child Sex Abus 2018 Nov 2:1-30. Epub 2018 Nov 2.

b School of Social Work, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA, USA.

Risk assessment of sexually abusive youth is a specialty, which ideally includes a clinical assessment (e.g., psychological evaluation) utilizing a validated risk assessment tool. Read More

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November 2018
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"It's My Responsibility, But…" A Qualitative Study of Perpetrators' Understanding of Child Sexual Abuse.

J Child Sex Abus 2018 Oct 11:1-19. Epub 2018 Oct 11.

a University of Tromsø - The Arctic University of Norway , Tromsø , Norway.

The present study looked at child sexual abuse (CSA) from the perpetrator's perspective, focusing on precursors to, sustaining mechanisms, and inhibitors of CSA. Individuals serving sentences for sexual abuse of children under the age of 16 were interviewed (N = 8). A qualitative design using interpretative phenomenological analysis was employed. Read More

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October 2018
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Reliability and Validity of the Trauma Symptom Checklist for Children and Trauma Symptom Checklist for Young Children Screeners in a Clinical Sample.

J Child Sex Abus 2018 Oct 9:1-13. Epub 2018 Oct 9.

b Department of Psychology and Counseling , University of Texas at Tyler , Tyler, TX , USA.

This study reports on the reliability and validity for two measures developed for screening of symptoms in child sexual abuse (CSA)-the Trauma Symptom Checklist for Children-Screening Form (TSCC-SF) and the Trauma Symptom Checklist for Young Children-Screening Form (TSCYC-SF). The sample of 200 children and caregivers received outpatient treatment. Internal consistencies ranged from an alpha of 0. Read More

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October 2018
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Adverse Childhood Experiences and Healthcare Costs in Adult Life.

J Child Sex Abus 2018 Oct 4:1-15. Epub 2018 Oct 4.

b Department of General Practice , Monash University , Notting Hill , Australia.

The current study aims to present the prevalence of adverse childhood experiences and examine the healthcare costs associated with primary, allied, and specialist healthcare services. The Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health is a general health survey of four nationally representative age cohorts. The current study uses 20 years of survey and administrative data (1996-2015) from the cohort born 1973-1978. Read More

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October 2018
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Do Foster Parents and Care Workers Recognize the Needs of Youth in Family Foster Care with a History of Sexual Abuse?

J Child Sex Abus 2018 Oct 24;27(7):811-831. Epub 2018 Sep 24.

a Centre for Special Needs Education and Youth Care , University of Groningen , Groningen , The Netherlands.

Children in family foster care have the right to participate in decisions regarding their life, however, adults often advocate on behalf of children. This Q methodological study explored whether shared perspectives among foster parents and care workers resemble shared perspectives of youth regarding the psychosocial needs experienced by youth with a history of sexual abuse. Participants sorted a set of statement cards according to what they thought was most important for youth. Read More

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October 2018
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Traumatic Brain Injury and Sexually Offensive Behaviors.

J Child Sex Abus 2018 Sep 13:1-6. Epub 2018 Sep 13.

a UC Davis Division of Continuing and Professional Education , Davis , CA , USA.

Sexually offensive behavior is known to be one of many consequences of traumatic brain injury (TBI). This article provides a brief review of research to ascertain the effects of TBI in childhood and adulthood as related to cognitive, behavioral, social, and sexual behaviors. Brain impairment is also identified as a result of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs). Read More

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September 2018
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Using Root Cause Analysis and Occupational Safety Research to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse in Schools.

J Child Sex Abus 2018 Sep 6:1-13. Epub 2018 Sep 6.

a Praesidium, Inc , Arlington , TX , USA.

Significant progress has been made in the past two decades understanding how child molesters gain access to children and molest them while manipulating others to not get caught. However, incidents of child sexual abuse in schools by educators, and by other children, continue. This manuscript suggests that a comprehensive solution involves two components: (1) using root cause analysis methodology to systematically identify and integrate repetitive causes; (2) to use the findings from voluminous occupational safety research focusing on low-frequency but high-intensity events. Read More

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September 2018
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Prosecution of Child Sexual Abuse Cases Involving Preschool-Aged Children: A Study of Swedish Cases from 2010 to 2014.

J Child Sex Abus 2018 Oct 6;27(7):832-851. Epub 2018 Sep 6.

a Department of Psychology , University of Gothenburg , Gothenburg , Sweden.

Alleged child sexual abuse against preschool-aged children is often considered one of the most challenging cases for a prosecutor to handle. The aim of the current study was to examine differences between prosecuted and discontinued cases of alleged sexual abuse of preschool-aged children. Data from Swedish criminal cases of alleged sexual abuse of children ages 2-6 issued from 2010 to 2014 were analyzed (N = 130). Read More

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October 2018
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Individual Differences in Children's Suggestibility: An Updated Review.

J Child Sex Abus 2018 Aug 24:1-25. Epub 2018 Aug 24.

a Department of Psychological Science , University of California , Irvine , Irvine, CA, USA.

The present review is intended as an overview of our current understanding of how children's individual characteristics, in terms of demographic, cognitive, and psycho-social variables, may influence their susceptibility to suggestion. The goals are to revisit conceptual models of the mechanisms of suggestibility, to provide an updated practical guide for practitioners, and to make recommendations for future research. Results suggest that children with intellectual impairment and those with nascent language skills may be particularly vulnerable to suggestion. Read More

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August 2018
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Considerations for Pursuing Multiple Session Forensic Interviews in Child Sexual Abuse Investigations.

J Child Sex Abus 2018 Aug 10:1-21. Epub 2018 Aug 10.

b Child Advocates of Fort Bend , Rosenberg , Texas , USA.

Multiple session forensic interviews (MSFI) are a useful tool in the field of child sexual abuse forensic interviewing given the complexity of disclosures and the variety of child-centered needs observed in practice. This paper focuses on the Children's Advocacy Centers of Texas (CACTX) model for conducting MSFIs, illustrated by a description of the statewide training models offered to member centers and enumeration of the MSFI protocol guidelines implemented by one center. A brief history and review of the single session forensic interview (SSFI) is provided followed by considerations for MSFIs in order to establish the development of current and new practices. Read More

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August 2018
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Adolescent's Perceptions of Sexual Relationships Between Students and Teachers.

J Child Sex Abus 2018 Aug 6:1-17. Epub 2018 Aug 6.

c Department of Psychology , University of Texas of the Permian Basin , Odessa , TX , USA.

Very little is known about how people perceive and respond to sexual relationships between students and teachers, and even less is known about how adolescents view these relationships. In this study, a large sample of high school students (N = 1203; Mean age: 16.83) responded to four scenarios describing a sexual relationship between a student and teacher. Read More

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August 2018
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Perspectives of Adult Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse: An Exploration of the Adjustments to Self-Structure through Meaning-Making in Therapy.

J Child Sex Abus 2018 Aug-Sep;27(6):663-681. Epub 2018 Aug 2.

a York St John University , York , UK.

This critical literature review explored how adult survivors of child sexual abuse experienced adjustments to their self-structure through meaning-making in therapy. Following extensive searches of academic databases, 15 studies were identified for review. Using thematic analysis, eight themes emerged. Read More

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November 2018
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Sexual Abuse Prevention Concept Knowledge: Low Income Children Are Learning but Still Lagging.

J Child Sex Abus 2018 Aug-Sep;27(6):642-662. Epub 2018 Aug 2.

a The New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children , New York , NY , USA.

School-based child sexual abuse (CSA) prevention programs have proliferated since beginning over 30 years ago. Research on program effectiveness has emphasized summative outcomes while under-reporting implementation and process fidelity, limiting reliable comparisons across programs and populations. External validity is further limited by racially and economically homogenous samples, or a failure to report such demographics. Read More

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November 2018
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The Characteristics of Child Sexual Abuse in the School Environment in Turkey.

J Child Sex Abus 2018 Oct 1;27(7):852-869. Epub 2018 Aug 1.

b SB Atatürk Education and Research Hospital , Ankara , Turkey.

School may represent a protective factor, boosting the mental health of the student body, while also representing a risk factor that heightens the potential for mental health problems. The present study aims to identify the individual and familial characteristics associated with the incidents of child sexual abuse (CSA) in Turkey's school environment. The incidents involving school-related CSA constituted 5. Read More

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October 2018
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A Review of Child Sexual Abuse: Impact, Risk, and Resilience in the Context of Culture.

J Child Sex Abus 2018 Aug-Sep;27(6):622-641. Epub 2018 Jul 31.

a Department of Psychology , Minnesota State University , Mankato , MN , USA.

Child sexual abuse is a problem with both a national and worldwide prevalence. In this review, the authors note that while empirical research has clearly shown the negative impact of child sexual abuse on social, psychological, and sexual functioning later in life, it has also been reported that some individuals remain asymptomatic despite a history of experiencing child sexual abuse. This implies that negative outcomes later in life are not inevitable and illustrates the critical need to elucidate how resilience may moderate the negative impacts of child sexual abuse. Read More

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November 2018
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Family Lovemap and Erotically Related Protective Factors.

J Child Sex Abus 2018 Jul 31:1-17. Epub 2018 Jul 31.

a Clinic for the Sexualities , San Diego , CA.

The article provides a conceptual framework of variables likely interconnected to protective factors for sexually abusive youth associated with the Family Lovemap Aggregate of MEGA, a risk assessment tool for sexually abusive youth. Family Lovemap Aggregate is composed of the ingredients family's familial bio-physio-neuro-psycho-sexio-social history and culture including transmissible predispositions related to erotic development. Intimacy deficits are discussed, specifically their association to erotically related protective factors extrapolated from a variety of data points and sources. Read More

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Child Sexual Abuse News: A Systematic Review of Content Analysis Studies.

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Stjepka Popović

J Child Sex Abus 2018 Oct 24;27(7):752-777. Epub 2018 Jul 24.

a School of Medicine, Department of Social Sciences and Medical Humanities , University of Rijeka , Rijeka , Croatia.

Public knowledge and attitudes toward child sexual abuse are shaped through media depictions and coverage. Since the media are the main source of information about child sexual abuse, studies of child sexual abuse news can help us understand how news is created, how child sexual abuse is presented to the public, and what is the possible impact of such presentation and coverage on the audience. A systematic review of content analysis research is conducted using predefined criteria in order to identify quality studies, main findings, research gaps and to develop recommendations for future studies. Read More

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October 2018
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A Scoping Review of Challenges in Adult Intimate Relationships After Childhood Sexual Abuse.

J Child Sex Abus 2018 Aug-Sep;27(6):718-728. Epub 2018 Jul 24.

c Section for Nursing , Aarhus University , Aarhus , Denmark.

Childhood sexual abuse is a severe problem worldwide. Childhood sexual abuse can be detrimental to children and their abilities to cope with and communicate in their subsequent adult intimate relationships. The aim of this review was to generate and summarize knowledge about how childhood sexual abuse manifests in adult intimate relationships so healthcare professionals can incorporate this knowledge into treatment and care. Read More

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November 2018
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Keeping Students Out of Harm's Way: Reducing Risks of Educator Sexual Misconduct.

J Child Sex Abus 2018 Jul 24:1-27. Epub 2018 Jul 24.

c Department of Leadership and Professional Studies , Florida International University , Miami , FL.

Sexual misconduct by school staff, which we refer to as educator sexual misconduct (ESM), is a serious and damaging violation of the trust that parents and students put in the educational system. After reviewing the prevalence and consequences of ESM for all parties involved, the authors propose standards of practice based on the Situational Crime Prevention framework to prevent sexual abuse by altering the environment and reducing opportunities for offending. The strategies offered in this paper can help create a comprehensive approach to reducing sexual victimization of students by staff. Read More

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July 2018
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The Roman Catholic Church: A Centuries Old History of Awareness of Clerical Child Sexual Abuse (from the First to the 19th Century).

J Child Sex Abus 2018 Oct 24;27(7):778-792. Epub 2018 Jul 24.

a Center for International Education , College of Education, University of Massachusetts , Amherst , MA.

Debates in international forums and in mainstream media on the role, responsibility, liability, and response of ecclesiastical authorities of the Roman Catholic Church (RCC) toward clerical child sexual abuse (cCSA) fail to take into account the historical roots and awareness of the problem. Reports also fail to mention the historic organizational laws RCC developed over centuries. In contrast, RCC documents evidence that the Catholic Church not only carried century's old history of cCSA, but also repeatedly condemned cCSA by successive papal authorities, organizational laws, and institutional management mechanisms. Read More

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October 2018
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Recantation of Sexual Abuse Disclosure Among Child Victims: Accommodation Syndrome.

J Child Sex Abus 2018 Aug-Sep;27(6):612-621. Epub 2018 Jul 20.

f Sakarya University Faculty of Medicine Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry , Sakarya , Turkey.

Background: Disclosing the sexual abuse may be related on many individual and/or environmental factors in all age groups. The sociocultural context is the most influential factor of the disclosing process especially for those living in patriarchal cultural values. This study compares the impacts of sexual abuse and other sociodemographic variables between recanting and non-recanting victimized groups in Adana city from Turkey. Read More

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November 2018
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An Overview of a Hospital-Based Child Advocacy Center's Experience from Turkey.

J Child Sex Abus 2018 Jul 18;27(5):476-489. Epub 2018 Jun 18.

b Social Pediatrics Unit, Dr.Behcet Uz Child Disease and Pediatric Surgery Training and Research Hospital , University of Health Sciences , İzmir , Turkey.

The purpose of the present study was to investigate sociodemographic variables, features of sexual abuse (SA), and first psychiatric evaluation results of abused children, and to analyze the relation of the psychiatric evaluation results to the children's age and gender, type and duration of abuse, abuser-child relationship, and marital status of the children's parents, at one of the most experienced Child Advocacy Centers (CACs) in Turkey. All data were obtained from reports prepared by child and adolescent psychiatrists. The sample of this study consists of 436 child sexual abuse (CSA) cases who admitted İzmir CAC between April 2014 and November 2015. Read More

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July 2018
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Colonized Silence: Confronting the Colonial Link in Rural Alaska Native Survivors' Non-Disclosure of Child Sexual Abuse.

J Child Sex Abus 2018 Aug-Sep;27(6):589-611. Epub 2018 Jul 13.

a Tribal Law and Policy Institute , West Hollywood , CA , USA.

Though there is evidence linking the history of colonialism and oppression of Indigenous people to the high rates of rape and child sexual abuse experienced by this population today, it is less understood how colonial processes, past and present, condition the decision to disclose or report victimization. Drawing on a survivorship storytelling study of rural Alaska Native survivors of child sexual abuse, this paper underscores the importance of centering colonialism in understanding the culture of silence surrounding sexual victimization among Indigenous people. Results show that reasons for non-disclosure are quite embedded within larger social, historical and political themes of colonialism, oppression, and marginalization. Read More

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November 2018
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Situational Factors Related to Childhood Sexual Abuse in the Orthodox Jewish Community Among Adult and Juvenile Offenders.

J Child Sex Abus 2018 Jul 9;27(5):537-553. Epub 2018 Jul 9.

b Lamdenu , Bet Shemesh , Israel.

In recent years, increasing attention has been paid to situational factors associated with childhood sexual abuse (CSA) to explain incidence of CSA, as well as to provide potential targets for prevention efforts. However, very few studies have examined situational factors associated with juvenile perpetration, despite juveniles composing a substantial proportion of offenders. In addition, no studies to our knowledge have applied a situational framework to CSA research in the Orthodox Jewish community (OJC). Read More

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A Standard of Care for the Prevention of Sexual Misconduct by School Employees.

J Child Sex Abus 2018 Jul 6:1-20. Epub 2018 Jul 6.

d Newcomb College , Tulane University , New Orleans , LA, USA.

This article describes the development of a standard of care for the prevention of adult to student sexual abuse in pre K-12 schools. Standard of care is not a phrase often used in educational practice, and yet, it is a legal concept that may be useful for school administrators. A sample of administrators, child sexual abuse specialists, and attorneys with experience in school employee sexual misconduct responded to 101 items that the literature indicates should be included in a standard of care. Read More

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July 2018
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Perceptions of Physical Sexual Health Among Young Men Who Have Sex with Men with a Previous History of Childhood Sexual Abuse.

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Roberta E Emetu

J Child Sex Abus 2018 Jul 22;27(5):554-569. Epub 2018 Jun 22.

a Department of Health Sciences , California State University-Northridge , Northridge , CA , USA.

Childhood sexual abuse (CSA) has been reported to be disproportionately higher among young men who have sex with men (YMSM) than among heterosexual men. Most research and public health programs among YMSM CSA survivors have been mainly infectious disease-based, and research on the physical sexual health among this group is limited. This study sought to further understand components of physical sexual health among YMSM with CSA histories. Read More

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July 2018
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Searching for Truth: The Forensic Interviewer's Use of an Assessment Approach While Conducting Child Sexual Abuse Interviews.

J Child Sex Abus 2018 Jun 22:1-22. Epub 2018 Jun 22.

a School of Social Work, Rutgers , The State University of New Jersey , New Brunswick , NJ , USA.

This study examined the assessment approach interviewers use while conducting interviews to assess truth as narratives are gathered in children's disclosure statements by examining 100 forensic interviews completed at a Children's Advocacy Center. A descriptive review was used to examine the steps engaged by interviewers as they followed a protocol and content analysis was used to identify interviewers' questioning strategies as they assessed children's disclosure narratives during interviews. Findings indicate that interviewers apply a protocol in order to support advancing to a phase of eliciting details in children's narratives. Read More

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June 2018
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Exposing School Employee Sexual Abuse and Misconduct: Shedding Light on a Sensitive Issue.

J Child Sex Abus 2018 Jun 20:1-20. Epub 2018 Jun 20.

a Magnolia Consulting , LLC , Charlottesville , VA, USA.

While the media continue to report incidents of school employee sexual misconduct, few empirical studies focus on this issue. To address this gap in the literature, expand knowledge and awareness around the problem, and inform future research and programs, this research intends to document and analyze the characteristics of school employee sexual misconduct cases reported in the media. The authors conducted a landscape analysis of 361 published school employee sexual misconduct cases in the United States from 2014, documenting factors such as offender and victim characteristics, type of incident, technology use, location of offense, and resulting disciplinary actions by schools and law enforcement. Read More

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June 2018
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The Frequency of False Allegations of Child Sexual Abuse: A Critical Review.

J Child Sex Abus 2018 Jul 18;27(5):459-475. Epub 2018 Jun 18.

a Department of Psychology , University of Nevada , Reno , NV , USA.

The rate of false allegations has been a topic of research spanning back to as early as the 1970s. Studies have often relied on data gathered by Child Protective Services workers and court administrators. Some researchers have also used hypothetical scenarios to estimate rates. Read More

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July 2018
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