Child Sexual Abuse

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List of Illustrations………………………………………………1 Abstract…………………………………………………………. 2 Introduction…………………………………………………… 3 Definition………………………………………………………………3 Problem……………………………………………………………….3 Purpose……………………………………………………………….3 Scope…………………………………………………………………3

Discussion……………………………………………………… 4
4Causes…………………………………………………………………
4Types of sexual abuse………………………………………………. Warning signs of sexual abuse……………………………………..5
5Psychological harm…………………………………………………. Physical harm……………………………………………………….6 Recovery…………………………………………………………….6
6Child sexual abuse in Lebanon…………………………………... Reaction to sexual abuse…………………………………………13

Conclusion …………………………………………………… 15

Recommendations………………………………………… 15 References…………………………………………………… 16 List of illustration:
Table 1: Socio-demographic characteristics of the sample …………… 7 Table 2: Prevalence of child sexual abuse and frequency of occurrence according to different types of child sexual abuse………………………….11 Table 3: Reaction to sexual abuse……………………………….. 13

Abstract
This report investigates child sexual abuse; the problem of child sexual abuse has scarcely been addressed in the Arab world, despite its prevalence worldwide. This report is subsequently unique as it is exploring and highlighting a problem that has otherwise been left behind close doors in this region. There are some statistics envisioned by KAFA organization that helped us to give more detailed evidence in our report. This study is an important step in discussing and examining solutions to a problem that has been ignored too long. The study that we made examines Child sexual abuse, its definition, causes, types, warning signs, effects on the victim, recovery of sexual abuse, prevention of sexual abuse, we tried to get an interview with a person who had been sexually abused during childhood but we couldn't since sexual abuse is something no one dares to talk about in Lebanon, however we have very interesting facts of child sexual abuse in Lebanon supported by evidence and detailed statistics.

Introduction:

The past decades have witnessed a growing interest worldwide in addressing the issue of child sexual abuse. Research on behavioral, social and mental health consequences of child sexual abuse are evidence of this major problem and its serious implications for the individual child and society. In Lebanon, the problem has not received adequate attention, although there are several victims that have been seeking help from organizations working in this field. Child sexual abuse may have causes, and has many types, which can be discovered by warning signs by the child which lead to many effects , and sometimes it can be treated but it's better to be prevented before it occurs.

Definition:

Sexual abuse, also referred as molestation, is the forcing of undesired sexual behavior by one person upon another, when the force is immediate, short duration, or infrequent, it is called sexual assault. The offender is referred to as a sexual abuser or often (pejoratively) molester. The term also covers any behavior by any adult towards a child to stimulate sexually. When the victim is younger than the age of consent, it is referred to as child sexual abuse. Sexual touching between children can also be sexual abuse when there is a significant age difference (often defined as 3 or more years) between the children or if the children are very developmentally or size-wise. Sexual abuse does not have to involve penetration, force, pain, or even touching. If an adult engages in any sexual behavior (looking, showing, or touching) with a child to meet the adult's needs or interest, it is sexual abuse.

Problem:

This report shows how serious and dangerous this social problem is. It may happen to...
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