Author(s)/Creator(s)

Alexandra PunchFollow

Description/Abstract

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.

Document Type

Issue Brief

Keywords

child sexual abuse, trauma, adverse childhood experience

Disciplines

Other Psychiatry and Psychology | Social Control, Law, Crime, and Deviance | Social Psychology and Interaction

Date

7-30-2019

Acknowledgements

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.

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

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