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Treatments for child and adolescent victims of sexual violence: are they effective?


Averdijk, Margit (2019). Treatments for child and adolescent victims of sexual violence: are they effective? Public Health Forum, 27(1):47-49.

Abstract

Sexual violence among children and adolescents can have detrimental consequences. This article presents a brief overview of the current international knowledge base on the effectiveness of treatment programs for child and adolescent victims of sexual violence. Overall, treatment programs show moderate to large beneficial effects on victims’ well-being. Treatments that have a longer duration and shorter sessions are more effective than other treatments. Some of the challenges include that few victims receive treatment and that a considerable number of prior studies does not meet the standards for thorough effectiveness research.

Abstract

Sexual violence among children and adolescents can have detrimental consequences. This article presents a brief overview of the current international knowledge base on the effectiveness of treatment programs for child and adolescent victims of sexual violence. Overall, treatment programs show moderate to large beneficial effects on victims’ well-being. Treatments that have a longer duration and shorter sessions are more effective than other treatments. Some of the challenges include that few victims receive treatment and that a considerable number of prior studies does not meet the standards for thorough effectiveness research.

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Item Type:Journal Article, not_refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Jacobs Center for Productive Youth Development
Dewey Decimal Classification:370 Education
Scopus Subject Areas:Health Sciences > Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
Uncontrolled Keywords:Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
Language:English
Date:26 March 2019
Deposited On:04 Feb 2020 12:37
Last Modified:29 Jul 2020 13:18
Publisher:De Gruyter
ISSN:0944-5587
OA Status:Green
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1515/pubhef-2018-0136

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