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The influence of childhood sexual abuse on adolescent outcomes: the roles of gender, poverty, and revictimization.

Authors
  • Matta Oshima, Karen M
  • Jonson-Reid, Melissa
  • Seay, Kristen D
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of child sexual abuse
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2014
Volume
23
Issue
4
Pages
367–386
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1080/10538712.2014.896845
PMID: 24641766
Source
Medline
Keywords
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Abstract

Research on child sexual abuse has focused on adult revictimization and outcomes. This article examines the rate of child maltreatment revictimization among male and female children reported to child protective services for child sexual abuse and whether revictimization impacts outcomes. Using longitudinal administrative data, Cox regressions were used to examine relationships between initial report of child sexual abuse, maltreatment revictimization, and adolescent outcomes among children from poor and nonpoor families. Despite no significant differences in child sexual abuse rates between poor and nonpoor families, poor child sexual abuse victims were significantly more likely to have re-reports for maltreatment. Children with multiple reports were more likely to have negative outcomes. Interventions for child sexual abuse survivors should focus on preventing maltreatment recurrence generally and not ignore needs of male victims.

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