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Risk and protective factors for physical and sexual abuse of children and adolescents in Africa – A review and implications for practice

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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 22 quantitative studies, all of which showed high levels of child abuse in varying samples of children and adults. A...

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10.1177/1524838014523336
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Social Policy and Intervention
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Cluver, L
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OSSID 454387
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SAGE Publications Publisher's website
Journal:
Trauma, Violence & Abuse
Volume:
16
Issue:
1
Pages:
81-107
Publication date:
2014-03-18
Acceptance date:
2013-10-16
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1552-8324
ISSN:
1524-8380
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English
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2015-04-27

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