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Keywords

Sexual abuse victims--Counseling of; Sexual abuse victims--Psychology;

Abstract

Child sexual abuse is a prevalent societal problem. Up to twenty five percent of children have been abused by the age of eighteen. Victims are significantly impacted academically, socially, and behaviorally. School counselors assume counseling, consulting, and coordinating roles as they assist victims, present prevention curriculum, and act as a referral source.

This paper addresses how sexual abuse affects victims and how counselors can assist victims in developing coping skills and increasing self esteem. In addition, how counselors can help foster a sense of belonging and safety for victims in the school setting will be described, with emphasis on how school counseling is an important part of healing for victims of sexual abuse, even if they are referred to an outside agency for more intense counseling.

Year of Submission

2005

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education

Department

Educational Leadership, Counseling, and Postsecondary Education

First Advisor

John K. Smith

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Date Original

2005

Object Description

1 PDF file (15 pages)

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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