Childhood Sexual Abuse: A Case Study

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Childhood sexual abuse (CSA) is a growing social concern. Statistics reveal approximately a quarter of young adults experience sexual abuse during childhood with a further 1,761 aged 18-24 years (Lantern Project, 2012). Rates were appointed at 2,160 amongst the younger generation from 0-11. However, the highest prevalence age; ranges between 11-17, with 2,275 children affected (Lantern Project, 2012). CSA is socially constructed and remarkably influenced by the culture, resulting in complications to establish a universally agreed definition. Moreover, CSA can be seen as "forcing or enticing a child to take part in sexual activity" (Sanderson, 2006). Sexualized behavior can range from contact and/or non-contact sexual experiences, such as exposure
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