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Is Anybody Listening? The Literature on the Dialogical Process of Child Sexual Abuse Disclosure Reviewed

Reitsema, A. M. & Grietens, H., Jul-2016, In : Trauma, Violence, & Abuse. 17, 3, p. 330-340 11 p.

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We conducted an exploratory review of the current literature on child sexual abuse disclosure in everyday contexts. The aim of this study was to provide an overview of relevant publications on the process of child sexual abuse disclosure, in order to generate new directions for future research and clinical practice. The findings of the exploratory review show that disclosure is a relational process, which is renegotiated by each interaction and evolves over an extended period of time. The characteristics and reactions of the interaction partner appear to be as critical to this process as the behavior and words of children themselves. Methodological limitations of the review and the publications are discussed, as well as directions for future research and implications for practice.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)330-340
Number of pages11
JournalTrauma, Violence, & Abuse
Volume17
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jul-2016

    Keywords

  • sexual abuse, child abuse, family issues and mediators, OFFENDERS TELL US, MENTAL-HEALTH, FAMILY-STRUCTURE, NATIONAL-SURVEY, PREVALENCE, IMPACT, VICTIMIZATION, ADOLESCENTS, WOMEN, EXPERIENCES

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