There are many misconceptions about coping behaviors, laws, and regulations that make coming forward difficult and painful. This issue brief discusses the hurdles for child victims of sexual assault and the initiatives taking place across the country to combat stereotypes and bring justice to children and their families.
child sexual abuse, trauma, adverse childhood experience
Other Psychiatry and Psychology | Social Control, Law, Crime, and Deviance | Social Psychology and Interaction
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The author would like to thank Colleen Merced (Executive Director of McMahon/Ryan Child Advocacy Center), Martha Ryan, and Shannon Monnat for their support and guidance in developing this brief.
Punch, Alexandra, "Childhood Sexual Abuse: The Truth behind the Trauma" (2019). Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion: Population Health Research Brief Series. 89.
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