Child Abuse And Child Sexual Abuse

1951 Words Apr 7th, 2015 8 Pages
In the United States today studies show that “1 in 4 women and 1 in 6 men are sexually abused before the age of 18” (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2006). Therefore that would mean 42 million adults are survivors of child abuse right here in the United States. Among these children there are 73% of children who do not tell anyone for a year, and many who never tell anyone (The Children’s Assessment Center). If we do not intervene many would say 500,000 babies will be born and sexually abused by the age of 18. It is important is it to be educated in the signs and symptoms of adult and child sexual abuse and getting involved in our own communities to stop this vicious cycle. You may or may not be a social worker or therapist but everyone can help an adult or child just by caring enough to stop and recognize the clues (The Children’s Assessment Center).
Most of us want to know where to begin to help someone in the various first stages of sexual abuse or assault, and in these next few paragraphs you will learn the process of interviewing a child or adult. In order to interviewing a child you will need to be well educated in child development; such as the Erik Erikson theory which helps us to understand the 8 stages of social and emotional development (Child Development Institute). Having the interview with the child as early as the information has been reported and alone is best. Always make sure the proper informed consent is filled out before any interviewing…

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