Childhood Sexual Abuse ( Csa ) Essay

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Introduction
Childhood sexual abuse (CSA) is a key social problem in our society that has led to many repercussions for survivors. Those survivors face many potentially harmful consequences as a result of their childhood abuse, both in their childhood years and into their adult life (Swogger et al. 2011; Reeve and Gool, 2013). The consequences vary depending on gender, the circumstances surrounding their abuse and the level of support and services available to survivors to combat potential harmful outcomes. The purpose of this report is to identify and discuss the potentially harmful consequences of CSA for survivors. This report will firstly discuss how gender plays a role in determining the potential consequences of CSA as well as identifying which harmful consequences are found to align predominantly with female survivors and male survivors. Following on from that, the report will then discuss how to circumstance surrounding the abuse i.e. duration and frequency, are significant factors that contribute to the consequences experienced by survivors in their later years. Furthermore, society 's reaction to CSA as well as the support services available to CSA survivors will be examined to illustrate the impact lack of or improper support has on the development of potentially harmful consequences for survivors of CSA.
Definitions
The following report discussed key concepts, the definitions are as follows. Child Sexual Abuse (CSA) occurs when a person uses their power or…

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