Emotional Disturbances and Child Sexual Abuse: A Psychosocial Perspective

  title={Emotional Disturbances and Child Sexual Abuse: A Psychosocial Perspective},
  author={Vijay Prasad Barre},
Child abuse has many forms: physical, emotional, sexual, neglect, and exploitation. Any of these that are potentially or actually harmful to a child's health, survival, dignity and development are abuse. Violence against children can be “physical and mental abuse and injury, neglect or negligent treatment, exploitation and sexual abuse”. Research conducted over the past decade indicates that a wide range of psychological and interpersonal problems are more prevalent among those who have been… Expand


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