Disclosure processes: Issues for child sexual abuse victims.

  title={Disclosure processes: Issues for child sexual abuse victims.},
  author={K. Bussey and E. J. Grimbeek},
  • K. Bussey, E. J. Grimbeek
  • Published 1995
  • Psychology
  • The definition of child abuse has only recently been extended to include sexual abuse (Burgess, Groth, Holstrom, & Sgroi, 1978; Finkelhor, 1979; Herman, 1981). The pioneering work of Kempe and colleagues (Kempe, Silverman, Steele, Droegemueller, & Silver, 1962) directed the attention of both the public and professionals to severe physical abuse in their description of the battered child syndrome. It is not acknowledged that not only are a substantial number of children victim to physical abuse… CONTINUE READING
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