Publication Date

2010

Document Type

Masters Thesis

Department

School for Social Work

Keywords

Sexually abused children-Mental health, Sexually abused children-Sexual behavior-Sex differences, Sexually abused children-Rehabilitation, Sexual abuse, Sexually reactive, Children, Behavior expression, Internalizing and externalizing behavior, Child Behavior Checklist

Abstract

Literature is reviewed to help define and develop a clearer understanding of research on prepubescent children with sexually reactive behaviors. In this article the differences between sexually reactive children ages 2-12 are assessed by gender, focusing primarily on differences in externalizing and internalizing behaviors through the Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL) and Trauma Symptom Checklist for Children (TSCC). Few differences were found on either instrument. Implications are offered.

Language

English

Comments

ii, 26 p. Thesis (M.S.W.)-Smith College School for Social Work, Northampton, Mass., 2010. Includes bibliographical references (p. 22-26)