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Protective and Supportive Injunctions for Children Exposed to Sexual Abuse: The First Data from Turkey

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Numéros : vol. 29, nº 6
Date de publication : août 2020
Etendue : pp. 627-637

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Présentation de l'éditeur :

Child sexual abuse (CSA) requires multidisciplinary approach by forensic, social, and medical services, thus Child Advocacy Centers (CACs) have been established to evaluate CSA cases in Turkey. At CACs the social needs of children are assessed by social workers. Protective and supportive injunctions (PSIs) are considered at each step of evaluation and are proposed to child courts. This study aimed to evaluate PSIs at a local CAC, which is one of the leading CACs in Turkey. The study group consisted of children and adolescents exposed to CSA admitted to Izmir CAC between April 2014 and April 2015. Socio-demographic characteristics, social investigation reports, psychiatric reports, and proposed PSIs were evaluated. The rate of social investigation necessity was 28.3% (n = 113), and the rate of being proposed for at least one PSI was 24.3% (n = 97). The most common proposed injunctions were maintenance care injunctions (n = 47; 48%) and counseling injunctions (n = 46; 47%). The rate of proposed PSIs was significantly higher in adolescents, incest cases and abuse types including penetration than in the other groups. This is the first study to evaluate PSIs in the child protection system. Our results provide data about the risk groups that need PSIs among the victims of CSA cases.

Mots clés SantéPsy :

Agression sexuelle, Victime mineure, Protection sociale de l'enfance, Évaluation

Mots clés Prisme :

Enquête sociale

Mots clés libres :

Turquie

Détails

Numéro de fiche : 495
Type de fiche : Article de périodique
Création : 22/10/2020
Dernière modification : 22/10/2020
Statut : Publié