Sexual behavior problems in sexually abused children: a preliminary typology.


OBJECTIVE:The goal was to develop an empirically derived typology for sexually abused children exhibiting sexual behavior problems to assist practitioners in differential assessment, treatment, and case planning. METHOD:Data were systematically gathered from the clinical records of 100 sexually abused children, aged 3 years to 7 years, enrolled in two treatment programs. Twelve indexes were created corresponding to major areas of child and family history, functioning, and treatment response. After initial sorting into subgroups based on the presence or absence of interpersonal sexual behavior problems, further subdivision was based on hierarchical cluster analysis. RESULTS:Five distinctive sexual behavior profiles emerged: (1) developmentally expected; and developmentally problematic (2) interpersonal, unplanned, (3) self-focused, (4) interpersonal, planned (noncoercive), and (5) interpersonal, planned (coercive). Elements of the child's sexual abuse experience, opportunities to learn/practice problematic sexual behavior, and familial variables best differentiated between the types. CONCLUSIONS:The five types differed not only in child sexual behavior but in most areas of child and family functioning, including treatment outcome. The findings offer support for the development of an empirically-based typology for children with sexual behavior problems utilizing a range of variables which go beyond typical classification systems based on offender and victim characteristics.


Child Abuse Negl


Child abuse & neglect


Hall DK,Mathews F,Pearce J





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  • Child maltreatment and adolescent mental health problems in a large birth cohort.

    abstract:OBJECTIVE:To examine whether notified child maltreatment is associated with adverse psychological outcomes in adolescence, and whether differing patterns of psychological outcome are seen depending on the type of maltreatment. METHODS:The participants were 7,223 mother and child pairs enrolled in a population-based bi...

    journal_title:Child abuse & neglect

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Mills R,Scott J,Alati R,O'Callaghan M,Najman JM,Strathearn L

    更新日期:2013-05-01 00:00:00

  • Risk of maltreatment for siblings: Factors associated with similar and different childhood experiences in a dyadic sample of adult siblings.

    abstract::Siblings share the same environment and thus potentially a substantial number of risk factors for child maltreatment. Furthermore, the number of siblings and the sibling constellation itself might pose a risk for child maltreatment. Little is known about the likelihood that more than one child in a family is maltreate...

    journal_title:Child abuse & neglect

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Witte S,Fegert JM,Walper S

    更新日期:2018-02-01 00:00:00

  • Parent-child cohesion, friend companionship and left-behind children's emotional adaptation in rural China.

    abstract::Using cross-sectional data from rural left-behind children aged 10-17 years in the Henan Province of China, the present study examined the roles of father-child cohesion, mother-child cohesion, and friend companionship in emotional adaptation (loneliness, depression, and life satisfaction) among children left behind b...

    journal_title:Child abuse & neglect

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Zhao J,Liu X,Wang M

    更新日期:2015-10-01 00:00:00

  • Children who are exposed to intimate partner violence: Interviewing mothers to understand its impact on children.

    abstract::Children's victimization related to intimate partner violence (IPV) has damaging effects on their well-being and development. The purpose of this research was to assess the impact of IPV on children's emotional and behavioral problems through their mothers' narratives. A total of 30 Spanish mothers (mean age=41.57 yea...

    journal_title:Child abuse & neglect

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Izaguirre A,Calvete E

    更新日期:2015-10-01 00:00:00

  • ACEs and counter-ACEs: How positive and negative childhood experiences influence adult health.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:Numerous studies over the past two decades have found a link between adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and worse adult health outcomes. Less well understood is how advantageous childhood experiences (counter-ACEs) may lead to better adult health, especially in the presence of adversity. OBJECTIVE:To exam...

    journal_title:Child abuse & neglect

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Crandall A,Miller JR,Cheung A,Novilla LK,Glade R,Novilla MLB,Magnusson BM,Leavitt BL,Barnes MD,Hanson CL

    更新日期:2019-10-01 00:00:00

  • Depression and anger as risk factors underlying the relationship between maternal substance involvement and child abuse potential.

    abstract:OBJECTIVE:This study examines how emotion regulation deficits in the area of anger arousal and reactivity are associated with child abuse potential in mothers with substance use and depressive disorders in order to identify targeted areas for prevention and treatment. METHODS:A sample of 152 urban mothers was intervie...

    journal_title:Child abuse & neglect

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Hien D,Cohen LR,Caldeira NA,Flom P,Wasserman G

    更新日期:2010-02-01 00:00:00

  • Predictors of substantiated re-reports in a sample of children with initial unsubstantiated reports.

    abstract::Many children with unsubstantiated reports of child abuse and neglect repeatedly return to the child protection system, indicating that unsubstantiated reports may represent actual child maltreatment or risk for future maltreatment. Identifying patterns of re-reporting and predictors that may be associated with later ...

    journal_title:Child abuse & neglect

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Jedwab M,Harrington D,Dubowitz H

    更新日期:2017-07-01 00:00:00

  • Psychopathy among pedophilic and nonpedophilic child molesters.

    abstract:OBJECTIVE:Among men who commit sexual offenses against children, at least 2 distinct groups can be identified on the basis of the age of the primary targets of their sexual interest; pedophiles and nonpedophiles. METHOD:In the present report, across 2 independent samples of both types of child molesters as well as con...

    journal_title:Child abuse & neglect

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Strassberg DS,Eastvold A,Wilson Kenney J,Suchy Y

    更新日期:2012-04-01 00:00:00

  • The effect of intra- versus post-interview feedback during simulated practice interviews about child abuse.

    abstract:OBJECTIVE:This study compared the effectiveness of two types of instructor feedback (relative to no feedback) on investigative interviewers' ability to adhere to open-ended questions in simulated practice interviews about child abuse. METHOD:In one condition, feedback was provided at the end of each practice interview...

    journal_title:Child abuse & neglect

    pub_type: 杂志文章,随机对照试验


    authors: Powell MB,Fisher RP,Hughes-Scholes CH

    更新日期:2008-02-01 00:00:00

  • Intervention on behalf of children exposed to intimate partner violence: assessment of support in a diverse community-based sample.

    abstract:OBJECTIVE:The aim of this study is to assess community-based support for intervening on behalf of children exposed to intimate partner violence (IPV) and to determine what contextual and respondent characteristics are associated with that support. METHOD:An experimental vignette design was used in a random-digit-dial ...

    journal_title:Child abuse & neglect

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Taylor CA,Sorenson SB

    更新日期:2007-11-01 00:00:00

  • Surreptitious warfarin ingestion.

    abstract::Munchausen by proxy has been reported involving children who have been given various drugs or toxins. In addition, there is a body of adult literature regarding covert anticoagulant ingestion. This is a case of an 11-month-old female who appears to combine features of both of these syndromes. This child presented with...

    journal_title:Child abuse & neglect

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: White ST,Voter K,Perry J

    更新日期:1985-01-01 00:00:00

  • Neighborhoods and child maltreatment: a multi-level study.

    abstract:OBJECTIVE:To better understand how neighborhood and individual factors are related to child maltreatment. METHOD:Using an ecological framework, a multi-level model (Hierarchical Linear Modeling) was used to analyze neighborhood structural conditions and individual risk factors for child abuse and neglect. Parents (n =...

    journal_title:Child abuse & neglect

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Coulton CJ,Korbin JE,Su M

    更新日期:1999-11-01 00:00:00

  • Maltreatment experiences and associated factors prior to admission to residential care: a sample of institutionalized children and youth in western Kenya.

    abstract:OBJECTIVES:This study aims to determine the prevalence of maltreatment experienced by institutionalized children prior to their admission to Charitable Children's Institutions (orphanages) in western Kenya, and to describe their socio-demographic characteristics, reasons for admission, and the factors associated with p...

    journal_title:Child abuse & neglect

    pub_type: 杂志文章,多中心研究


    authors: Morantz G,Cole DC,Ayaya S,Ayuku D,Braitstein P

    更新日期:2013-10-01 00:00:00

  • Recurrent concerns for child abuse: repeated consultations by a subspecialty child abuse team.

    abstract::Physically abused children may be repeatedly reported to child protection services and undergo multiple medical evaluations. Less is known about recurrent evaluations by hospital-based child abuse teams for possible abuse. The objectives of this study were to determine the frequency of repeated consultations by child ...

    journal_title:Child abuse & neglect

    pub_type: 杂志文章,多中心研究


    authors: Martindale J,Swenson A,Coffman J,Newton AW,Lindberg DM,ExSTRA Investigators.

    更新日期:2014-07-01 00:00:00

  • Children's use of sexual body part terms in witness interviews about sexual abuse.

    abstract::For successful prosecution, investigative interviews with child sexual abuse victims need to establish the nature of the alleged offence by determining the body parts that were involved. To date, however, there has been a paucity of research on the extent to which children clearly identify sexual body parts in intervi...

    journal_title:Child abuse & neglect

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Burrows KS,Bearman M,Dion J,Powell MB

    更新日期:2017-03-01 00:00:00

  • The prevalence of a history of childhood sexual abuse in an acute adult inpatient population.

    abstract::The prevalence of a history of childhood sexual abuse in a series of admissions to a general psychiatric hospital was estimated. One hundred and twenty subjects were surveyed using a self-administered questionnaire. Case notes were examined to determine previous documented disclosure, diagnosis, and rates of admission...

    journal_title:Child abuse & neglect

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Wurr CJ,Partridge IM

    更新日期:1996-09-01 00:00:00

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    abstract::This study evaluated a positive parenting program to Brazilian mothers who used corporal punishment with their children. The intervention was conducted in four agencies serving vulnerable children, and at a home replica laboratory at the University. Mothers who admitted using corporal punishment were randomly assigned...

    journal_title:Child abuse & neglect

    pub_type: 杂志文章,随机对照试验


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    更新日期:2017-09-01 00:00:00

  • The use of the colposcope in the diagnosis of sexual abuse in the pediatric age group.

    abstract::This brief communication by Woodling and Heger on the use of colposcopy in the assessment of children who may have been sexually exploited raises some interesting and exciting new dimensions to our diagnostic approach. These are presented by the authors as early findings. The readers should note that standards have no...

    journal_title:Child abuse & neglect

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Woodling BA,Heger A

    更新日期:1986-01-01 00:00:00

  • Challenges we face in understanding children and war: a personal essay.

    abstract::War is a correlate of child abuse in several respects. War generally elevates the level of violence in the warring society, and thus increases risk for abuse. War disrupts communities and families (and thereby presumably undermines social support systems and increases single parenthood). War kills and maims children a...

    journal_title:Child abuse & neglect

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Garbarino J

    更新日期:1993-11-01 00:00:00

  • Behavior problems in school-aged physically abused and neglected children in Spain.

    abstract::The present study investigated behavior problems in school-aged physically abused, neglected, and comparison children in the Basque Country (Spain). Data from the Teacher's Report Form of the Child Behavior Checklist was obtained on 66 children consisting of three groups (17 physically abused children, 24 physically n...

    journal_title:Child abuse & neglect

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: de Paúl J,Arruabarrena MI

    更新日期:1995-04-01 00:00:00

  • Exploring relationships as mediators of treatment outcomes among commercially sexually exploited youth.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:Research indicates that youth exposed to commercial sexual exploitation tend to have extensive histories of trauma, including physical abuse, sexual abuse, and neglect, which increases their vulnerability to exploitation. Trauma literature finds youth who present to treatment with greater behavioral health n...

    journal_title:Child abuse & neglect

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Landers M,Johnson MH,Armstrong MI,McGrath K,Dollard N

    更新日期:2020-02-01 00:00:00

  • A meta-analytic investigation of group treatment outcomes for sexually abused children.

    abstract:OBJECTIVE:A meta-analytic review of outcome studies of group treatment for sexually abused children and adolescents was conducted to establish a quantitative measure of group treatment effectiveness for this population. METHOD:The psychological literature was searched for studies which met the following criteria: The ...

    journal_title:Child abuse & neglect

    pub_type: 杂志文章,meta分析


    authors: Reeker J,Ensing D,Elliott R

    更新日期:1997-07-01 00:00:00

  • Is there a specific relationship between childhood sexual and physical abuse and repeated suicidal behavior?

    abstract:OBJECTIVE:Studies show that childhood sexual and physical abuse predict repeated suicide attempts and self-mutilation. Little is known about the importance of sexual and physical abuse when compared to other severe childhood adversities with respect to chronic suicidal behavior. METHOD:Seventy-four subjects, 65% of wh...

    journal_title:Child abuse & neglect

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Ystgaard M,Hestetun I,Loeb M,Mehlum L

    更新日期:2004-08-01 00:00:00

  • Abuse and deliberate self-poisoning in women: a matched case-control study.

    abstract:OBJECTIVE:Controlled studies have shown deliberate self-harm to be more common in abused populations, but no controlled studies have shown abuse to be more common in self-harming populations. This is the first controlled study to determine whether abuse experiences (sexual, physical, and psychological) occurred more co...

    journal_title:Child abuse & neglect

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Coll X,Law F,Tobías A,Hawton K,Tomàs J

    更新日期:2001-10-01 00:00:00

  • Community characteristics, conservative ideology, and child abuse rates.

    abstract::Authoritarian ideology, including religious conservativism, endorses obedience to authority and physical punishment of children. Although this association has been studied at the level of the family, little research has been conducted on whether conservativism in the broader community context correlates with the mistr...

    journal_title:Child abuse & neglect

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    authors: Breyer RJ,MacPhee D

    更新日期:2015-03-01 00:00:00

  • Social history: A qualitative analysis of child abuse pediatricians' consultation notes.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:Child abuse pediatricians (CAPs) are often consulted for injuries when child physical abuse is suspected or when the etiology of a serious injury is unclear. CAPs carefully evaluate the reported mechanism of the child's injury and the medical findings in the context of the child's family and social setting t...

    journal_title:Child abuse & neglect

    pub_type: 杂志文章,多中心研究


    authors: Olson LM,Campbell KA,Cook L,Keenan HT

    更新日期:2018-12-01 00:00:00

  • Emotional reactivity, trauma-related distress, and suicidal ideation among adolescent inpatient survivors of sexual abuse.

    abstract::Adolescent psychiatric inpatients suffer high rates of childhood sexual abuse, trauma-related distress, and suicidality. This study evaluated the hypothesis that three domains of resiliency (i.e., Sense of Mastery, Sense of Relatedness, and Emotional Reactivity) would mediate the effect of trauma-related distress upon...

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    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    更新日期:2019-03-01 00:00:00

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    abstract::Some adolescents in the United States who have been abused and/or neglected by caregivers and placed in permanent custody of the state leave, or "age out" of foster care at 18 years of age. Poor health outcomes among individuals who age out are notable, yet few studies describe the phenomenon of seeking healthcare ser...

    journal_title:Child abuse & neglect

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Collins JL,Jimenez R,Thomas LJ

    更新日期:2018-07-01 00:00:00

  • The impact of a statewide trauma-informed child welfare initiative on children's permanency and maltreatment outcomes.

    abstract::This article presents findings of a state-wide trauma informed child-welfare initiative with the goal of improving well-being, permanency and maltreatment outcomes for traumatized children. The Massachuetts Child Trauma Project (MCTP), funded by the Administration of Children and Families, Children's Bureau was a mult...

    journal_title:Child abuse & neglect

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Barto B,Bartlett JD,Von Ende A,Bodian R,Noroña CR,Griffin J,Fraser JG,Kinniburgh K,Spinazzola J,Montagna C,Todd M

    更新日期:2018-07-01 00:00:00

  • Childhood maltreatment, childhood social support, and child abuse potential in a Basque sample.

    abstract::The present study obtained data on childhood physical and sexual abuse in a Basque sample in order to compare abuse rates with a similar study conducted in the United States. The study also examined the relationships between childhood physical and sexual abuse, childhood social support, and abuse potential in the Basq...

    journal_title:Child abuse & neglect

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: de Paúl J,Milner JS,Múgica P

    更新日期:1995-08-01 00:00:00