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Childhood Sexual Abuse and Violence

Childhood Sexual Abuse and Violence
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Author(s): Jyoti Mishra Pandey (GMCH-32, India), Abhishek Pandey (Command Hospital, India)and Preeti Mishra (SMI Medical College and Hospital, India)
Copyright: 2022
Pages: 19
Source title: Research Anthology on Child and Domestic Abuse and Its Prevention
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Information Resources Management Association (USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-6684-5598-2.ch008

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Abstract

The current chapter will focus on how serious this concern is and how this can be identified and overcome with different psychological methods or techniques. Childhood is a phase of innocence. The darker side of the world is yet to be known to them. Sexual abuse and violence is seen to occur in all ages, in all socioeconomic classes, and nearly in all countries with some differences in the magnitude. Consequences of child sexual abuse and violence include impaired lifelong physical and mental health. Many a times a person who was sexually abused in his/her childhood remains have some experiences that haunt them may be throughout his/her life. These may be guilt or shame of not able to stop the abuser or didn't tell it to others. Sexual abuse in children is very difficult to identify and may even harder to see. Knowledge of the risk factors for child maltreatment can be used to identify children at risk and may represent opportunities for prevention. Preventing child maltreatment before it starts is possible and requires a multidimensional approach.

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