Rebecca L Fix, Elizabeth J Letourneau
In 2017, the U.S. Center for SafeSport launched the first public disciplinary sports registry listing individuals accused of engaging in harmful behavior against child and adult athletes. Our study reviews information from 1,161 individuals on SafeSport's sports registry. Of the individuals on the sports registry, 22% were concurrently listed on the national registry for sexual offenses. Relative to individuals listed only on the sports registry, those on both registries were 4.5 and 1.4 times more likely to have sexual misconduct allegations and allegations involving a child, respectively...
June 16, 2024: Journal of Child Sexual Abuse
Samantha J Goldstein, Nichole M Scaglione, Marni L Kan, Kathryn E L Grimes, Marian E Lane, Jessica K Morgan, Sandra L Martin
This paper examines accuracy, acceptability, and respondent burden of integrated screening to facilitate tailored sexual assault (SA) prevention program delivery in a basic military training (BMT) environment. Trainees ( n  = 5,951) received tailored prevention content based on self-reported sex, sexual orientation, prior SA victimization and perpetration, and past-month post-traumatic stress symptoms. Bivariate analyses examined trainee-reported screener accuracy, acceptability, and burden, including differences by tailoring-targeted subgroups (e...
June 14, 2024: Journal of Child Sexual Abuse
Victor Vieth, Theodore P Cross, Robert Peters, Rachel Johnson, Tyler Counsil, Rita Farrell, Betsy Goulet, Karla Steckler Tye
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June 12, 2024: Journal of Child Sexual Abuse
Emily Corbett, Jennifer Power, Jacqui Theobald, Leesa Hooker, Kate Wright
Sexual revictimization can have a negative impact on many facets of women's wellbeing, yet limited evidence exists regarding specific interventions that support healing and the reduction of further revictimization. This paper will explore regional and rural women's experience of a group-based empowerment program, the Shark Cage program, in Victoria, Australia. The "Shark Cage" program aims to address revictimization by empowering women and girls to build personal boundaries and assertiveness within the context of gender equality and human rights...
June 12, 2024: Journal of Child Sexual Abuse
Jessica Mueller-Coyne
Research suggests that individuals involved in the criminal justice system have higher rates of childhood trauma, including experiences of child sexual abuse (CSA). Studies also suggest that childhood victimization has an impact on the success of mental health treatment for offenders which may contribute to recidivism rates. Accordingly, policymakers and correctional staff can be better informed in choosing appropriate assessments and intervention approaches when they understand the ways in which prior experiences of CSA impact individuals in correctional settings...
May 21, 2024: Journal of Child Sexual Abuse
Michael C Seto, Kailey Roche, Nicole C Rodrigues, Susan Curry, Elizabeth Letourneau
Many child sexual abuse prevention efforts focus on the prevention of victimization, through education of children and parents, bystander training, and policies and practices in youth-serving organizations (e.g. requiring criminal record checks). However, there has been growing attention to child sexual abuse perpetration prevention, targeted at individuals who are at risk of perpetration. We conducted a systematic review of studies reporting outcomes for child sexual abuse perpetration prevention interventions...
May 20, 2024: Journal of Child Sexual Abuse
Klejdis Bilali, Kaci Crook, Sarah Gardy, Joan A Reid
Women and girls remain substantially overrepresented in the commercial sex industry. While a number of outcomes have been linked to childhood abuse and involvement with the commercial sex industry, there exists a gap in understanding the unique impact of child abuse on child custody outcomes among adult women involved in the commercial sex industry. Drawing from data collected from 107 case files of adult women with a history of commercial sex industry involvement, the aim of the current study was to understand the link between child abuse history, commercial sex industry involvement, and child custody outcomes...
May 14, 2024: Journal of Child Sexual Abuse
Lisa Thomsen, Carleen Thompson, James Ogilvie, Nadine McKillop, Emily Hurren, Timea Molnar, Troy Allard
To guide prevention and intervention efforts, the prevalence and impact of child sexual abuse (CSA) victimization among detained and incarcerated populations requires further examination, particularly with consideration of multi-type maltreatment experiences and sex-based variations. This longitudinal population-based study explores these relationships in an Australian birth cohort comprising all individuals born in Queensland in 1983 and 1984 ( n  = 82,409; 48.68% female). Data include all notified and substantiated harm(s) from child protection services (0 to 17 years), and sentences to youth detention and/or adult incarceration between ages 10 and 30...
May 7, 2024: Journal of Child Sexual Abuse
Noemí Pereda, Josep M Tamarit, Marina Bartolomé-Valenzuela
Sexual abuse within the Catholic Church is a serious social issue and a significant public health problem that has caused extensive harm worldwide. In 2022, an independent commission was established in Spain to investigate sexual abuse within the Church. The commission gathered data from 334 victims (82.3% men, 17.7% women), who were predominantly aged between 55 and 74 years old (62.5%). A majority of victims (71.0%) endured sexual abuse involving physical contact, while 21% reported instances of oral, anal, or vaginal penetration...
May 6, 2024: Journal of Child Sexual Abuse
Carlos García-Montoliu, Rafael Ballester-Arnal, Juan E Nebot-Garcia, Estefanía Ruiz-Palomino
Research on child sexual abuse (CSA) has increased in recent decades. However, the study of gender differences in this field is still scarce. The aim of this study was to analyze the differences in the characterization of CSA between Spanish adult men and women. The Juvenile Victimization Questionnaire was administered to 162 cisgender victims of CSA aged 18-63. Most of the abuses involved physical contact and were committed by a known person. Twenty percent of the victims indicated that they had developed a mental health problem that they believed was due to the CSA experience...
April 15, 2024: Journal of Child Sexual Abuse
Annie Bunce, Niels Blom, Estela Capelas Barbosa
Sexual violence and abuse (SVA) is highly prevalent globally, has devastating and wide-ranging effects on victim-survivors, and demands the provision of accessible specialist support services. In the UK, Rape Crisis England & Wales (RCEW), a voluntary third sector organization, is the main provider of specialist SVA services. Understanding the profile of victim-survivors who are referred to RCEW and their referral outcomes is important for the effective allocation of services. Using administrative data collected by three Rape Crisis Centres in England between April 2016 and March 2020, this study used multinomial regression analysis to examine the determinants of victim-survivors' referral outcomes, controlling for a wide range of potentially confounding variables...
April 13, 2024: Journal of Child Sexual Abuse
Charlie Huntington, William DeJong, Dennis E Reidy, Lindsay M Orchowski
Often, perpetrators of sexual violence first aggress in their teens. Presently, very little is known about environmental factors that may influence adolescents' engagement in sexual aggression. Drawing upon data collected at 27 high schools in the Northeast United States, this study is the first to test the association between community-level factors and male adolescents' sexual aggression. A series of backward linear regressions determined that 10 of 19 community variables were associated with males' sexual aggression, which were then used to generate a ratio of positive to negative correlates of sexual aggression for each high school...
April 11, 2024: Journal of Child Sexual Abuse
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April 5, 2024: Journal of Child Sexual Abuse
Maribeth L Rezey, Maria DiMeglio
Many nationally representative datasets are available for assessing the magnitude, trend, and risk for child sexual victimization in the United States. Unfortunately, the disaggregation of sexual violence into more specific sex crimes and the reliable measurement of these specific acts are often avoided by researchers due to the methodological limitations of victimization data. For example, previous scholars have successfully measured the strength of the relationship between the commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC) and child sexual abuse (CSA) within their respective samples; however, little is known about the extent to which CSEC occurs in the larger U...
March 14, 2024: Journal of Child Sexual Abuse
Kimberly A Tyler, Colleen M Ray
College students have high rates of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms as well as high rates of sexual assault. What is less clear, however, is whether different sexual assault types (e.g. coercive, physically forced, and incapacitation) are associated with greater PTSD symptoms. Moreover, understanding early familial and mental health histories of college students is important for explaining PTSD symptoms. As such, we use a social stress framework to examine the relationships between early familial risk (i...
March 8, 2024: Journal of Child Sexual Abuse
Elizabeth L Jeglic, Georgia M Winters, Lillian A Steedman
Little is known about the extent to which youths who commit harmful sexual behaviors (HSBs) against another minor utilize sexual grooming during the offense process. This study examined sexual grooming behaviors reported by adults ( n  = 250) who experienced HSBs by another minor during their childhood. Participants completed a self-report survey which included the Sexual Grooming Scale - Victim Version (SGS-V). The results showed that most participants ( n  = 242; 96.9%) reported at least one sexual grooming behavior, with an average of 11...
February 25, 2024: Journal of Child Sexual Abuse
Vandana Choudhary, Sujata Satapathy, Rajesh Sagar
Given the alarming increase in incidences of child sexual abuse (CSA), the present study was conceived to conduct a feasibility trial for a brief CSA-focused cognitive-behavioral intervention for children. A quasi-experimental single-group pre-post design with convenient sampling was adopted. The intervention module was administered to 20 children aged 7-13 years ( M  = 10.4, SD  = 1.3) with a CSA history. The intervention was spread across a minimum of six required sessions and a maximum of 12 sessions held weekly for approximately 90 to 120 minutes' duration to restore the child's functioning and to assist the child in processing and managing trauma effectively along with initiating the process of growth...
February 22, 2024: Journal of Child Sexual Abuse
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February 19, 2024: Journal of Child Sexual Abuse
Jacob A Nason, Carrie A Moylan, Abbie Nelson, Michelle L Munro-Kramer, Tana Fedewa, Rebecca Campbell
Sexual assault crisis hotlines provide crucial support for survivors. Though some hotline users engage in inappropriate conduct (e.g. prank or obscene calls), few studies explore these interactions. To address the lack of literature exploring inappropriate hotline interactions, we conducted a secondary data analysis of chat transcripts ( n  = 233) shared with the research team as part of the formative evaluation of a university-based sexual assault program's web-based crisis hotline. From those transcripts, we analyzed potentially inappropriate interactions ( n  = 38), most of which ( n  = 28) hotline responders flagged as inappropriate in post-chat log forms...
February 15, 2024: Journal of Child Sexual Abuse
Carmen Cecilia Caballero-Dominguez, Adalberto Campo-Arias, María Paola Jiménez-Villamizar
Sexual abuse is a public health problem due to its negative impact on physical and mental health. This study aimed to determine the association between sexual abuse and the use of psychoactive substances among high-school adolescents in Colombia. A cross-sectional analytical study was designed in which tenth and eleventh-grade students were included. Overall, a history of sexual abuse was explored with the Trauma Symptom Checklist, and lifetime substance use was assessed with the United States Centers for Disease Control Youth Risk Behavior Questionnaire...
February 13, 2024: Journal of Child Sexual Abuse
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