Sexual assaults against children continue to grow and as it continues to grow, many children are forced to suffer the traumatic effects of sexual abuse. In an article called, The Effectiveness of Psycho-Educational School-based Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Training on Turkish Elementary Students, written by (Cecen, Ayse Rezan, & Ozlem, 2013) mentioned that, “… 27% of females and 16% of males experience at least one episode of sexual abuse during their childhood or adolescences” (725). As the article mentions, females experience sexual abuse more than males, and even though, the percentage may be a bit higher for females then men, the effects of going through a traumatic experience may be the same for both males and females. Researchers have found that children who experience such traumatic events in their childhood will experience mental ...
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...him/her with extreme mental and physical wounds. There is also another group of children, who pose a greater risk of being victims of sexual abuse, and they are children with disabilities. As the article called, Sexual Abuse of Individuals with Disabilities: Prevention Strategies for Clinical Practice, written by McEachern (2012), “Sexual abuse and victimization are experiences by individuals with disabilities in alarming proportions” (386). Research have discovered that there is an “alarming proportion” of numbers of children with disabilities who suffer sexual abuse, and at times this results in higher physical and emotional abuse. As the author mentioned, “…children diagnosed with behavioral disorders had the highest risk for abuse, 7 times higher for physical and emotional abuse and 5.5 times higher for sexual abuse than their nondisabled peers”(McEachern 387).
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