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JournalISSN: 0952-9136

Child Abuse Review 

Wiley-Blackwell
About: Child Abuse Review is an academic journal published by Wiley-Blackwell. The journal publishes majorly in the area(s): Child protection & Child abuse. It has an ISSN identifier of 0952-9136. Over the lifetime, 1379 publications have been published receiving 22930 citations.


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TL;DR: In this article, the authors combine and compare the results of a series of meta-analyses on the prevalence of child sexual, physical, and emotional abuse and physical and emotional neglect, including 244 publications and 551 prevalence rates for the various types of maltreatment.
Abstract: In this review, we combine and compare the results of a series of meta-analyses on the prevalence of child sexual, physical and emotional abuse and physical and emotional neglect, including 244 publications and 551 prevalence rates for the various types of maltreatment. Child maltreatment research seems to be dominated by research on sexual abuse, studies in developed parts of the world and research using self-report measures. The overall estimated prevalence rates for self-report studies (mainly assessing maltreatment ever during childhood) were 127/1000 for sexual abuse (76/1000 among boys and 180/1000 among girls), 226/1000 for physical abuse, 363/1000 for emotional abuse, 163/1000 for physical neglect and 184/1000 for emotional neglect. The overall estimated prevalence rates for studies using informants (mainly assessing the 1-year prevalence of maltreatment) were four per 1000 for sexual abuse and three per 1000, respectively, for physical abuse and emotional abuse. We conclude that child maltreatment is a widespread, global phenomenon affecting the lives of millions of children all over the world, which is in sharp contrast with the United Nation's Convention on the Rights of the Child. Copyright © 2014 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. Key Practitioner Messages: Child maltreatment research is dominated by research on sexual abuse. The prevalence rates for informant studies were lower than for self-report studies. The prevalence of child maltreatment is largely similar across the globe. ‘Research seems to be dominated by research on sexual abuse, studies in developed parts of the world and research using self-report measures’

786 citations

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TL;DR: In Colombia, the signing of the peace agreement, including a special agreement on the release and reintegration of children formerly recruited and used by the FARC-EP, resulted in a decrease in documented cases of recruitment and use of children.
Abstract:  In Colombia, the signing of the peace agreement, including a special agreement on the release and reintegration of children formerly recruited and used by the FARC-EP, resulted in a decrease in documented cases of recruitment and use of children;  UN engagement with non-State armed groups resulted in the signing of two new Action Plans in Sudan (November 2016) and in Mali (March 2017); at the time of publication, a new Action Plan had been signed with the Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) in Nigeria (September 2017);

308 citations

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TL;DR: This paper explored the association between "multi-type maltreatment" and adjustment and found that a large degree of overlap was reported in the experience of the five types of maltreatment and that greater adjustment problems were associated with reports of a larger number of different maltreatment types.
Abstract: Multi-type maltreatment refers to the experience of more than one form of child maltreatment (sexual abuse, physical abuse, psychological maltreatment, neglect and witnessing family violence). Researchers have largely ignored the presence of other types of child abuse and neglect when examining the adjustment problems associated with a particular form of maltreatment. The association between "multi-type maltreatment" and adjustment was explored in the current study. Retrospective data were obtained on (a) the degree to which maltreatment types co-occurred, (b) childhood family characteristics and (c) adjustment problems in adulthood in an Australian self-selected community sample (N=175). As hypothesized, a large degree of overlap was reported in the experience of the five types of maltreatment. Family characteristics - particularly family cohesion and adaptability - discriminated between respondents reporting single-type and multi-type maltreatment. Greater adjustment problems were associated with reports of a larger number of different maltreatment types. Multi-type maltreatment should be recognized as a crucial aspect of the nature and impact of child maltreatment and considered in the development of programmes for the prevention and treatment of child abuse and neglect. (Abstract Adapted from Source: Child Abuse Review, 2000. Copyright © 2000 by John Wiley and Sons) Child Abuse Victim Child Sexual Abuse Victim Child Victim Childhood Experience Childhood Victimization Child Abuse Effects Sexual Assault Effects Sexual Assault Victim Child Sexual Abuse Effects Psychological Victimization Effects Long-Term Effects Child Physical Abuse Effects Child Physical Abuse Victim Adult Survivor Adult Adjustment Victim Adjustment Emotional Adjustment Child Emotional Abuse Victim Child Emotional Abuse Effects Child Neglect Victim Child Neglect Effects Child Witness Witnessing Spouse Abuse Witnessing Violence Effects Spouse Abuse Effects Partner Violence Violence Against Women Children of Battered Women Interparental Violence 08-00

256 citations

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TL;DR: It is indicated that children respond in unique ways to living with domestic violence, and that services to meet their needs must be tailored to suit their individual situations.
Abstract: This paper reports on a study undertaken in the Republic of Ireland during 2005 and is based on the experiences of children and young people who have lived with domestic violence. The objectives of the study were to explore the impact of domestic violence on children, identify their needs and recommend appropriate interventions to be brokered through a centrally based women's support service. Data were gathered from 70 participants, including 37 service providers/volunteers, 11 mothers and 22 children and young people who had lived in violent environments. The data indicated that children respond in unique ways to living with domestic violence, and that services to meet their needs must be tailored to suit their individual situations. The impact of domestic violence on their lives manifested itself with regard to their sense of fear and anxiety in relation to themselves, their siblings and their mothers; their self-esteem and sense of being ‘different’, their relationships (including ambivalent relationships with their fathers); their experiences of education and their sense of a lost childhood. The final report for the study was based on the total data collection, but this paper will concentrate primarily on the material elicited from the children and young people. Copyright © 2007 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

200 citations

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TL;DR: Exposure to pornography is routine among children and young people, with a range of notable and often troubling effects as discussed by the authors, particularly among younger children, exposure to pornography may be disturbing or upsetting, and, especially among boys and young men who are frequent consumers of pornography, including of more violent materials, consumption intensifies attitudes supportive of sexual coercion and increases their likelihood of perpetrating assault.
Abstract: Exposure to pornography is routine among children and young people, with a range of notable and often troubling effects. Particularly among younger children, exposure to pornography may be disturbing or upsetting. Exposure to pornography helps to sustain young people's adherence to sexist and unhealthy notions of sex and relationships. And, especially among boys and young men who are frequent consumers of pornography, including of more violent materials, consumption intensifies attitudes supportive of sexual coercion and increases their likelihood of perpetrating assault. While children and young people are sexual beings and deserve age-appropriate materials on sex and sexuality, pornography is a poor, and indeed dangerous, sex educator.

194 citations

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No. of papers from the Journal in previous years
YearPapers
202334
202270
202160
202051
201946
201838