Child Sexual Abuse: Issues and Challenges by Megan J. Smith, Arpana Agrawal, Amos A. Alao, Jean-Paul

By Megan J. Smith, Arpana Agrawal, Amos A. Alao, Jean-Paul Allart, David M. Allen

Actual information at the incidence of kid and adolescent sexual abuse are tough to gather due to difficulties of under-reporting and the shortcoming of 1 definition of what constitutes such abuse. even if, there's basic contract between psychological overall healthiness and baby safeguard execs that kid sexual abuse isn't unusual and is a significant challenge which has develop into extra largely unfold with the web. This e-book provides fresh and demanding study from worldwide.

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The account is embedded in a temporal (around lunchtime) and spatial (in the basement) context. The account includes an interaction between himself and his brother as well as himself and a doctor. He also offers some peripheral information (the hospital was far 32 Sarah Kulkofsky away). Furthermore, we see a complication arising in his story. While he originally went to the basement to ask his dad to make him lunch, his brother interrupted him trying to get his action figure. Indeed, if we considered this statement within the CBCA framework, we see some evidence of seven different CBCA criteria (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, and 9).

Hershkowitz (2001) submitted the child’s original false account to a CBCA analysis. Her account included seven CBCA criteria, which suggested that her false allegation appeared to be plausible. This led Hershkowitz (2001) to conclude that suggestive influences (in this case the mother’s series of suggestive questioning as well as the mother’s belief that there was a man’s pubic hair in the child’s vagina) can inhibit the ability of CBCA to discriminate between true and false accounts. Furthermore, Hershkowitz (2001) suggests that this is especially true when the account is situated within the context of a real event (in this case the exposure incident).

Resource Centres Whereas it is helpful to know the extent of child sexual abuse, the age group mostly abused and the factors which lead to abuse, it is equally important to have adequate resource centres to handle incidents of sexual abuse. This study has revealed the need for increased personnel to handle various aspects of child sexual abuse in Botswana. To begin with, few resource centres are available to provide support to the sexually abused in the country. The few available need to be adequately staffed to respond to a variety of concerns on child sexual abuse.

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