Ethics and issues of secondary prevention efforts in child sexual abuse

McCartan, Kieran, Merdian, Hannah Lena, Perkins, Derek and Kettleborough, Danielle (2017) Ethics and issues of secondary prevention efforts in child sexual abuse. In: NOTA Annual International Conference, 20-22 September 2017, Cardiff City Hall, Wales.

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This paper discusses the ethical, practical and moral issues surrounding secondary prevention efforts of child sexual abuse from a professional and practice-based perspective. Transcripts of a semi-structured consultation event with n = 15 international experts on the secondary prevention of child sexual abuse were analysed using thematic qualitative analysis. The research identified four main critical areas linked to secondary prevention efforts, including, the psychology of self-reporting and disclosure; the interaction with and within existing legal, social, and professional frameworks; the scale and type of an appropriate response; and potential hurdles (i.e., within media, public, politics). The paper outlines these areas, highlighting participant perspectives on risk-enhancing and mitigating factors for each domain.

Keywords:child sexual exploitation, child sexual abuse, ethics
Subjects:C Biological Sciences > C810 Applied Psychology
C Biological Sciences > C840 Clinical Psychology
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Psychology
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Deposited On:01 Mar 2018 09:16

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