Child sexual abuse (CSA) is a complex public health problem that has lifelong implications for children’s well-being. Interventions may provide children strategies to protect themselves against CSA, but few have been studied in Latin America. Bustamante et al. evaluated the impact of a 10-week educational program on the knowledge of CSA self-protection strategies among elementary [...]
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This study, part of the ongoing, nationwide Japan Environment and Children's Study on environmental factors and children's health and well-being, examined the relationship between intimate partner verbal abuse during pregnancy and newborn hearing screening (NHS) referral, which indicates immature or impaired auditory function. Komori et al. found that, among nearly 80,000 mother-infant pairs, NHS referrals [...]
This article summarizes results of a national study on the prevalence of different forms of child sexual abuse and its impact on chronic diseases, mental health disorders, and health-risk behaviors among adults in Saudi Arabia. Based on a cross-sectional, national survey of adults utilizing the Adverse Childhood Experiences International Questionnaire (ACE-IQ), researcher Maha Almuneef found CSA [...]
These guidelines, adopted by the Interagency Working Group in Luxembourg, 28 January 2016, provide all individuals and agencies working for the prevention and elimination of all forms of sexual exploitation and sexual abuse of children with guidance for the understanding and use of the different terms and concepts they may encounter in their work.
This report, a collaborative effort of the International Labour Organization, the Walk Free Foundation, and the International Organization for Migration, with input from various UN agencies, focuses on the prevalence of forced labour and forced marriage around the world. The report covers a five-year period and finds that, in 2016, 40.3 million people were victims [...]
This annual report (also called the TIP Report), issued by the U.S. State Department's Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons, ranks governments based on their perceived efforts to acknowledge and combat human trafficking. The report divides nations into tiers (Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 2 Watchlist, and Tier 3) based on their compliance with standards outlined [...]
This 2018 report, by the Anti-Trafficking Monitoring Group (ATMG), a coalition established in 2009 to monitor the UK’s implementation of European anti-trafficking legislation, examined the action taken in the UK since 2012 related to the prevention of human trafficking. Despite significant development in efforts to tackle the problem, the report finds that: The UK continues [...]
The 2018 UNODC Global Report on Trafficking in Persons is the fourth of its kind mandated by the General Assembly through the 2010 United Nations Global Plan of Action to Combat Trafficking in Persons. It covers 142 countries and provides an overview of patterns and flows of trafficking in persons at global, regional and national levels, based [...]
When child sexual abuse (CSA) is not disclosed, children run the risk of being subjected to longer or repeated abuse, not receiving necessary treatment, and being re-victimized. This study examines what adults exposed to child sexual abuse in hindsight evaluate as important for disclosure. The aim was to explore exposed own experiences of steps towards [...]
Identification, substantiation, prosecution, and treatment of child sexual abuse often rely heavily on a disclosure from the victim in the absence of corroborating evidence. For some, disclosure can be impeded by developmental or motivational barriers, which compromises child safety and well-being. This study examines available research on the prevalence of sexual abuse disclosure in forensic [...]