Sexual Violence in History: A Bibliography

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First published: May 1, 2023 Last updated: May 1, 2023


Authors: Vionna M.W. Tsang, Eva Verlinden, Sonja N. Brilleslijper-Kater, Esther M. van Duin, Jos W.R. Twisk, Arnoud P. Verhoeff, Ramón J.L. Lindauer

Title: A Longitudinal Study in Worrisome Sexual Behavior Following Sexual Abuse in Infancy or Early Childhood

Subtitle: The Amsterdam Sexual Abuse Case

Journal: Journal of Child & Adolescent Trauma

Volume: (Published online before print)


Year: 2023 (Accepted: March 23, 2023, Published online: March 31, 2023)

Pages: 11 pages (PDF)

pISSN: 1936-1521 Find a Library: WorldCat | eISSN: 1936-153X Find a Library: WorldCat

Language: English

Keywords: Modern History: 21st Century | European History: Dutch History | Cases: Real Incidents / Amsterdam Sex Crimes Case; Types: Child Sexual Abuse; Victims: Mental Consequences / Worrisome Sexual Behavior


Link: SpringerLink (Free Access)


Sonja N. Brilleslijper-Kater: ResearchGate

Ramón J.L. Lindauer: ResearchGate

Vionna M.W. Tsang: ORCID, ResearchGate

Jos W.R. Twisk: ResearchGate

Arnoud P. Verhoeff: ResearchGate

Eva Verlinden: ResearchGate

Abstract: »Worrisome sexual behavior (WSB) is often described as an outcome specific to child sexual abuse (CSA). Therefore, it is highly relevant to study WSB in relation to sexual abuse, especially in very young children, as it is hard to recognize sexual abuse in children who have limited verbal capacities of disclosing. Over time, literature describing WSB following CSA has gradually broadened. However, a gap remains regarding the long-term development of WSB in children who were sexually abused during infancy or very early childhood. To our knowledge, our study is the first to examine developmentally-related sexual behavior versus sexual abuse-specific behavior longitudinally in children who were sexually abused at a very young age. In total, we examined the sexual behavior, as reported by parents of 45 children who experienced early-age sexual abuse for a period of more than five years. Overall, we found that WSB is likely to be a CSA-specific and potentially long-term outcome for children who were sexually abused at a very young age. Despite the decrease in sexual abuse-specific behavior over time, the level of this behavior was still significantly high 8 years after the sexual abuse. This finding supports long-term monitoring and assessment and intervention for WSB over time. Despite these findings, it is important to note that WSB does not serve as proof of sexual abuse in children; likewise, when a child does not present with WSB, it does not indicate the absence of a substantiated history of sexual abuse.« (Source: Journal of Child & Adolescent Trauma)

  Abstract (p. 1)
    Research questioon (p. 2)
  Method (p. 3)
    Participants (p. 2)
    Procedure (p. 2)
    Measures (p. 3)
    Psychological Support (p. 4)
    Ethical Considerations (p. 4)
    Data Analysis (p. 4)
  Results (p. 5)
    Descriptive Statistics (p. 5)
    Longitudinal Analyses (p. 6)
        Total Sexual Behavior Problems (p. 6)
        Developmentally-related Sexual Behavior (p. 7)
        Sexual abuse-specific Items (p. 7)
  Discussion (p. 7)
    Strengths and Limitations (p. 9)
    Conclusion and Clinical Implications (p. 9)
    Future Perspectives (p. 10)
  Acknowledgements (p. 10)
  Author Contribution (p. 10)
  Funding (p. 10)
  Declarations (p. 10)
    Conflicts of Interest (p. 10)
    Ethics Approval (p. 10)
    Consent to Participate (p. 10)
  References (p. 10)

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