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Child Sexual Abuse

Information on CSA Ranging From Epidemiology to Child Disclosures, Health and Mental Health Issues, Problematic Sexual Behavior and CSA Prevention

General Info & Epidemiology

In this section, healthcare professionals can find studies on the medical, legal and social aspects of child sexual abuse in countries across the globe.

Disclosures & Interviews for CSA

Healthcare professionals may need to speak with children about sexual abuse experiences. In this section, the health professional is provided with information and guidance that will help them understand the dynamics of the disclosure process, and obtain the information they need from a child and their caregiver in a trauma-informed, developmentally appropriate and culturally-sensitive way.

Health & Mental Health

Child sexual abuse is associated with numerous short- and long-term health consequences. This section provides information on the health impact of sexual abuse, as well as long-term outcomes of abuse and mental health treatment strategies.