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Child Sexual Abuse in India: Current Issues and Research

Child Sexual Abuse in India: Current Issues and Research Abstract Child sexual abuse (CSA) is a serious and widespread problem in India as it is in many parts of the world today. The trauma associated with sexual abuse can contribute to arrested development, as well as a host of psychological and emotional disorders, that some children and adolescents may never overcome. When sexual abuse goes unreported and children are not given the protective and therapeutic assistance they need, they are left to suffer in silence. This article discusses the nature and incidence of the sexual abuse of minors in India and presents an overview of research findings to date. Socio-cultural and familial risk factors involved in CSA are discussed. Common symptoms and disorders associated with sexual abuse are outlined. Finally, some implications for counselors working with children in India who have been sexually abused are highlighted. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png "Psychological Studies" Springer Journals

Child Sexual Abuse in India: Current Issues and Research

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Springer Journals
Copyright
2013 National Academy of Psychology (NAOP) India
ISSN
0033-2968
eISSN
0974-9861
DOI
10.1007/s12646-013-0198-6
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Abstract

Abstract Child sexual abuse (CSA) is a serious and widespread problem in India as it is in many parts of the world today. The trauma associated with sexual abuse can contribute to arrested development, as well as a host of psychological and emotional disorders, that some children and adolescents may never overcome. When sexual abuse goes unreported and children are not given the protective and therapeutic assistance they need, they are left to suffer in silence. This article discusses the nature and incidence of the sexual abuse of minors in India and presents an overview of research findings to date. Socio-cultural and familial risk factors involved in CSA are discussed. Common symptoms and disorders associated with sexual abuse are outlined. Finally, some implications for counselors working with children in India who have been sexually abused are highlighted.

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"Psychological Studies"Springer Journals

Published: Sep 1, 2013

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