The Effects of Sexual Abuse on Children

  title={The Effects of Sexual Abuse on Children},
  author={Jon R. Conte and John R. Schuerman},
  journal={Journal of Interpersonal Violence},
  pages={380 - 390}
Data were collected at the Sexual Assault Center in Seattle on 369 sexually abused children and a community comparison sample of 318 not-abused children. Data describing the behavior of these children were collected from the child's parent and for the abused children from the social worker. Samples differed on a number of variables and these variables were used as control variables in the analysis. Results indicate that abused and not-abused children appear behaviorally different on a set of… 

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