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Child sexual abuse: discovery professionalization and Institutionalization: 40 Years of Struggle and Progress in the USA

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Over the past four decades, the public and professional awareness of child sexual abuse in the United States of America has grown from almost none to daily public attention in newspapers and other news media with 68,500 reported sexual abuse victims in 2008 (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2010). To confront this epidemic and other forms of child maltreatment, billions of dollars are spent annually on child protective services, law enforcement, legal proceedings, incarceration of perpetrators, out of home care for children when necessary for their protection, specialized child forensic interviewing centers and medical examinations, trauma focused treatment and preventi


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Title Child sexual abuse: discovery professionalization and Institutionalization: 40 Years of Struggle and Progress in the USA
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Author(English)

Corwin, David L.; Keeshin, Brooks R.

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[Seoul]:KWDI

Date 2011
Journal Title; Vol./Issue GSPR:2011 Vol.4
Pages 14
Language English
File Type Documents
Original Format pdf
Subject Social Development < Social Welfare
Holding KDI School of Public Policy and Management

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