Sexual Abuse Issues

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The problems regarding child sexual abuse in our society is an important and continuing concern. This abuse affects children and young teens every year. This type of abuse occurs more frequently than it is being reported. One of the reasons it is not being reported because the victim or the child involved is too afraid to tell anyone. This issue needs to be addressed and more programs and laws need to be put into effect to prevent this maltreatment. A broad definition for child sexual abuse is both direct genital contact and indirect interactions such as exposure or internet based activity. This issue can take many forms. The report will inform us what child sexual abuse entail, the impact of this treatment has on the child and on our society, the warning signs of a child in this situation and how to aid the victim/child to cope with the incident. As mentioned earlier, a broad definition for child sexual abuse is both direct genital contact and indirect interactions. In the article, “What is Child Sexual Abuse?” Stanley R. Friedman states, “Criminal statues usually define child abuse as nonconsensual physical contact with a minor for purposes of sexual gratifications. Some types of contact, genital penetration, for example, are virtually assumed to be sexually gratifying” (1990). Fondling, making a child…show more content…
The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) is an American assault organization, the largest in the United States. RAINN operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline and carries out programs to prevent sexual assault, help victims, and to ensure that rapists are brought to justice. They have trained professionals to help and to direct the abuse to seek help closer to home (Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network,

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