Quote: Originally Posted by White_Unifier
It's not designed to be that way. The child can fear that his father will blame him or he may fear hurting his mother by telling her, etc. etc. etc.
And I still believe in the presumption of innocence.
Maybe you don't see any of the harm done.
It is an industry and I would also bet the effects that longer when no treatment is applies is also a known fact and it makes that person a lot more docile most of the time. If any of this is new then have you done your homework because it sounds like you might be taking the wring side.
Even without a criminal conviction why is the full recover all but impossible to achieve if the fact of it even happening is put to impossible standards to prove.
Put a device on his prick during the interview. If he gets an erection he is guilty until proven innocent.
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Unresolved emotional issues make big pharma how much money per year? (while the patients never get any better)
Much has been written about the long term effects of childhood sexual abuse. The most obvious effect is psychological harm which includes, but is not limited to, depression, post traumatic stress disorder, behavioral problems, including sexualized behavior, poor self-esteem, academic problems and suicide. Victims of childhood sexual abuse can expect to incur higher future health care costs due to these effects, and it is not uncommon for victims to "victimize" others or become sexually promiscuous at an early age. Prostitutes and pedophiles often explain that their first sexual experience was being molested as a child.
The long term effects of childhood sexual abuse can be serious and that is why victims need psychological evaluation, care and treatment. Victims need time to deal with what has happened to them. Long term psychiatric and psychological care is expensive and often is not covered by insurance. When it is covered, the treatment periods are usually limited. Provision has to be made for likely future treatment around foreseeable stressful periods in a person's adult life, including dating, marriage and having a family. Prior episodes of childhood sexual abuse can be replayed in a victim's mind at these stressful times.
Counseling and therapy are the best ways to mitigate the long term effects of sexual abuse. Unfortunately, health insurance generally limits the amount of therapy it will cover and the victims must bear the costs of extensive treatment. Because many victims cannot afford to pay the high costs of the necessary therapy and simply do not receive all the treatment they need, the long term effects of sexual abuse are more pronounced.
Serious long term consequences of child abuse also include the following:
-One third of abused children will eventually victimize their own children
-80% of abused children meet the diagnostic criteria for at least one psychiatric disorder at age 21 (including but not limited to anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder and eating disorders).
-Abused children are 25% more likely to experience teen pregnancy.
-Abused teens are three times less likely to practice safe sex.
-14.4% of all men imprisoned in the United States were abused as children.
-36.7% of all women in prison were abused as children.
-Children who have been sexually abused are 2.5 times more likely to develop alcohol abuse.
-Children who have been sexually abused are 3.8 times more likely to develop drug addictions.
[See, Administration for Children & Families of the US Department of Health and Human Services, "Child Maltreatment Report, 2003; National Institute on Drug Abuse 2000 Report.]
It is important to recover the costs of the necessary treatment from the perpetrator or the organization that enabled the perpetrator to have access to the vulnerable victims to ensure that the resources are available to the victim to cope over time with the devastating effects of sexual abuse. To recover these costs, it is important to act quickly to preserve the evidence needed to prove a sexual abuse case. Witnesses, documents and scientific evidence (e.g., DNA) tend to disappear relatively fast in these cases.
Studies reporting on mental health disorders and suicidality
Authors Sample/type of study Findings Gender differences Australia
Cutajar et al. (2010b) Data linkage for cohort of 2,759 victims of child sexual abuse in forensic medical records 1964-1995 with coronial records up to 44 years later. Significantly higher rate of suicide or accidental fatal overdose among child sexual abuse victims than in general population. Female sexual abuse victims had 40 times higher risk of suicide, 88 times higher for fatal overdose; for males, 14 times and 38 times respectively.
Martin, Bergin, Richardson, Roeger, & Allison (2004) Cross-sectional community survey with 2,485 adolescents at 27 SA schools. Strong association between sexual abuse and suicidal ideation and behaviour (plans, threats and attempts), especially for boys:
- 10-fold increased risk for suicidal plans and threats compared with non-abused peers;
- 15-fold increase for attempted suicide; and
- 3-fold increase for girls that was mediated by distress, hopelessness and family functioning.
Prevalence of self-reported child sexual abuse (undefined) was 5% for girls and 2% for boys; stronger association between sexual abuse and suicidality among males.
Nelson et al. (2002) Co-twin: Examined 1,991 same-sex pairs of twins (1,159 female and 832 male pairs). The twin reporting child sexual abuse had significantly greater risk for all 8 adverse outcomes (major depression, suicide attempt, conduct disorder, alcohol dependence, nicotine dependence, social anxiety, rape after the age of 18 years, and divorce) than their non-abused twin.
Increased risks associated with child sexual abuse involving intercourse.
Prevalence of child sexual assault of 17% for women and 5% for men; significantly increased risk for suicide among both women and men, after taking account of family background. Plunkett et al. (2001) Prospective 9-year follow-up of 183 male and female sexually abused children. The observed suicide rate in sexually abused children was 10.7-13.0 times that of the Australian national rate. 24% females and 9% of males had attempted suicide by 9-year follow-up. New Zealand
Fergusson et al. (1996)
Fergusson, Beautrais & Horwood (2003)
Fergusson et al. (200
Prospective longitudinal cohort study of 1,265 children born in 4-month period in mid 1977, followed regularly to age 25 years in this New Zealand study (Christchurch Health and Development Study). 25 year-olds who experienced attempted or completed sexual penetration as children had rates of mental health disorder (including suicide ideation and attempts, depression and anxiety, substance dependence) that were 2.4 times higher than those not exposed to child sexual abuse; this effect remained significant after taking into account various measures of family functioning and socio-economic status. No gender difference found. Martin, Anderson, Romans, & Herbison (1993) Random, stratified community sample of 1,376 adult women. Significant associations found between child sexual abuse and higher levels of psychopathology, with higher rates of substance abuse and suicidal behaviour, after controlling for family dysfunction; more severe the abuse, the higher the level of psychopathology. Female sample only.
Scott et al. (2010) Retrospective nationally representative cohort study of 2,144 16-27 year-olds from a mental health survey; 221 were identified as having records on a national child protection agency database. After adjusting for demographic and socio-economic correlates, child protection agency history was associated with several individual mental disorders, mental disorder co-morbidity, and all mental disorder groups, both 12-month and lifetime. Adjusted for sex
, as well as
age, ethnicity, maternal education, respondent education, and current household income.
USA Briere & Elliott (2003) Random: Geographically stratified, general population sample of 1,442 adults. Child sexual abuse was associated with a range of trauma symptoms including depression, anxiety, anger, intrusive experiences and sexual concerns after controlling for age, sex, race and income and history of physical abuse. 14% of males and 32% of females reported child sexual abuse.
Brown et al. (1999) Prospective: A cohort of 776 randomly selected children, followed for 17 years. Compared with physical abuse and neglect, child sexual abuse was found to carry the greatest risk for depression and suicide, independent of demographic, parent and child characteristics. Gender and age were taken into account in the analyses but no differences were reported. Kendler et al. (2000) Twin study in which one twin had been sexually abused, drawn from a sample of 1,411 adult female twins. The twin reporting child sexual abuse was consistently at higher risk for lifetime psychiatric and substance use disorders compared with their non-abused co-twin; as severity of the abuse increased, so did the odds ratios. Female sample only.
Molnar, Berkman et al. (2001) Nationally representative sample of 5,877 Americans aged 15 to 54 years. Among those sexually abused as children, odds of suicide attempts were 2-4 times higher among women and 4-11 times higher among men, compared with those not abused, after controlling for other adversities. Higher odds suicide for males than females. Trickett, Noll, & Putnam (2011) 84 females (6-16 years old) with Child-Protection-Service-substantiated sexual abuse, including genital contact and/or penetration by a family member and a demographically similar comparison group ( n
= 82); children and older caregivers for key participants included. Sexually abused women at follow-up aged 25 more likely to engage in self-mutilation, risky sexual activity, abuse drugs and alcohol, experience more lifetime traumas, PTSD, fail to complete high school, and qualify for at least one DSM diagnosis.
Potent "sleeper effects" emerge over longer developmental time spans than previously documented, including increasing obesity and high rates of intimate partner abuse in early adulthood.
Female sample only. Various - meta-analyses
Neuman, Houskamp, pollock, & Briere (1996) Meta-analysis of 38 studies involving adult women. Significant associations between sexual abuse and a number of measures of psychological adjustment - anxiety, anger, depression, suicidality, self-mutilation, sexual problems, substance abuse, impairment of self-concept, interpersonal problems, obsessions and compulsions, dissociation, post-traumatic stress responses, and somatisation as well as re-victimisation. Females examined only.
Paolucci, Genuis, & Violato (2001) Meta-analysis of 37 studies published between 1981 and 1995 involving 25,367 people. Strong effect sizes before and after taking account of various factors, with average unweighted and weighted d
's for each of the outcome variables: for PTSD .50 and .40; for depression .63 and .44; for suicide .64 and .44; for sexual promiscuity .59 and .29; for victim-perpetrator cycle .41 and .16; and for academic performance .24 and .19. Factors taken into account included gender, socioeconomic status, type of abuse, age when abused, relationship to perpetrator, and number of abuse incidents.