Child Sexual Abuse: A Growing Global Problem
An in-depth examination on child sexual abuse and its impact on health care workers and frontline social workers.
# 120411 | 3,700 words | 20 sources | APA | 2010 |
Published on Jun 14, 2010 in Sociology (Social Work) , Sociology (Theory) , Child, Youth Issues (Child Abuse) , Psychology (General)
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In this article, the writer discusses that as the most under-reported form of child maltreatment, sexual abuse is an ever-increasing problem. The writer points out that child sexual abuse is not limited to any one geographical area, culture, or society; in fact, it is a global pandemic with children of all races and nationalities at risk for abuse. The writer maintains that every researcher mentioned in this paper would quickly agree that child sexual abuse is a very real and terrible social problem with many negative consequences, and that education appears to be the key factor when it comes to preventing child sexual abuse. The paper's research and studies all reveal that child sexual abuse occurs more frequently than one would assume and that it often goes under-reported, if reported at all. The writer concludes that, unfortunately, there is no clear-cut method for eliminating child sexual abuse, except perhaps through greatly altering the attitudes and motives of those individuals responsible for the abuse.
From the Paper:"Child sexual abuse is perhaps the most deplorable type of abuse, and as the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry explains, child sexual abuse can occur ''within a family, by a parent, a step-parent, a sibling or some other relative (''Child Sexual Abuse,'' 2008, Internet). In addition, abuse can occur outside of the family and often involves a neighbor, a friend, a childcare individual, a teacher, or even a stranger (''Child Sexual Abuse,'' 2008, Internet), and once sexually abused, a child often develops a range of thoughts, distressing feelings, and behaviors (''Child Sexual Abuse,'' 2008, Internet) which can affect the child for the remainder of his/her lifetime.
"As the most under-reported form of child maltreatment, sexual abuse is an ever-increasing problem. According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, only 1% to 10% of child sexual abuse incidences are ever reported, and in a study conducted by the Department of Health and Human Services (1986 to 1993), cases of child sexual abuse and neglect almost doubled, with numbers ranging between 1.4 million and 2.8 million cases (''Darkness to Light,'' 2008, Internet)."
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- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2008). Preventing child maltreatment: Program activities guide. Accessed June 20, 2007 from http://www.cdc.gov/ncipc/ dvp/CMP/default.htm.
- Child sexual abuse. (2008). American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Accessed May 15, 2010 from http://www.aacap.org/cs/root/facts_for_families/child_sexual_abuse.
- Darkness to Light. (2008). Statistics surrounding child sexual abuse. Accessed August 10, 2008 from http://www.darkness2light.org/KnowAbout/statistics_2.asp.
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