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Risk and protective factors for physical and sexual abuse of children and adolescents in Africa

Subtitle:
A review and implications for practice
Abstract:

There is now conclusive evidence of the major and long-lasting negative effects of physical and sexual abuse on children. Within Africa, studies consistently report high rates of child abuse, with prevalence as high as 64%. However, to date, there has been no review of factors associated with physical and sexual child abuse and polyvictimization in Africa. This review identified 23 quantitative studies, all of which showed high levels of child abuse in varying samples of children and adult...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1177/1524838014523336

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Research group:
CEBI
Oxford college:
Linacre College
Department:
Social Sciences Division - Social Policy and Social Work
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Research group:
CEBI
Department:
Social Sciences Division - Social Policy and Social Work
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Research group:
CEBI
Department:
Social Sciences Division - Social Policy and Social Work
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Publisher:
SAGE Publisher's website
Journal:
Trauma, Violence & Abuse Journal website
Pages:
1-27
Publication date:
2014-03-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1552-8324
ISSN:
1524-8380
URN:
uuid:3746c5b8-2460-48b0-9678-e3af46a02df1
Local pid:
ora:9445

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