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dc.creator Kendall-Tackett, K.A., Williams, L.M., & Finkelhor, D. 2013-09-19T16:25:57Z 2013-09-19T16:25:57Z 1993
dc.description A review of 45 studies clearly demonstrates that sexually abused children have more symptoms than nonabused children, with abuse accounting for 15-45% of the variance. Fears, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), behavior problems, sexualized behaviors, and poor self-esteem occurred most frequently among a long list of symptoms noted, but no one symptom characterized a majority of sexually abused children. Some symptoms were specific to certain ages, and approximately one-third of victims had no symptoms. Penetration, the duration and frequency of the abuse, force, the relationship of the perpetrator to the child, and maternal support affected the degree of symptomatology. About two-thirds of the victimized children showed recovery during the 1st 12-28 mo. The findings suggest the absence of any specific syndrome in children who have been sexually abused and no single traumatizing process.
dc.publisher Psychological Bulletin
dc.subject Abuse-sexual
dc.subject Behavior
dc.subject Child welfare -- statistics
dc.subject Effects -- Adverse childhood
dc.subject Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
dc.title Impact of sexual abuse on children:
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