2022
DOI: 10.1590/0034-7167-2020-0584
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Child and adolescent victims of sexual violence: aspects of physical and emotional development

Abstract: Objective: to identify the multidisciplinary health team’s perception on aspects of the physical and emotional development of children and adolescents who have suffered sexual violence. Methods: a qualitative study, carried out with 30 health professionals in a hospital in Bahia, Brazil, between June and July 2019. Data were collected from an interview guided by a semi-structured questionnaire. The results were interpreted according to Symbolic Interactionism. Results: some sexually violated children were un… Show more

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“…Children's concerns about the sexual themes mentioned above may be associated with the difficulty of establishing intimate relationships with peers, due to the fear of being placed in a position of inferiority (Schaefer et al, 2018). The victims are sexually vulnerable, an aspect heightened by the puerile pattern of this stage of development and the lack of knowledge about sexuality (Conceição et al, 2022).…”
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confidence: 99%
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“…Children's concerns about the sexual themes mentioned above may be associated with the difficulty of establishing intimate relationships with peers, due to the fear of being placed in a position of inferiority (Schaefer et al, 2018). The victims are sexually vulnerable, an aspect heightened by the puerile pattern of this stage of development and the lack of knowledge about sexuality (Conceição et al, 2022).…”
Section: Resultsmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…Negative affective states are preponderant in victims of abuse, with feelings associated with shame, anger, sadness and hurt being common (Fonseca et al, 2021;Chehab, et al, 2017;Steil et al, 2022). The points mentioned can leave these subjects vulnerable to stressful events, leading to immature emotional development (Conceição et al, 2022). Depressive conditions can also begin in childhood and adolescence in scenarios of sexual abuse (Scheneider & Habigzang, 2016;Le Moult et al, 2019;Silva et al, 2020).…”
Section: Resultsmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…It should also be noted that Morais et al (2022) analyzed the emotional and physical aspects of children and adolescents who were victims of sexual violence in Brazil, identifying that some of them were under 5 years of age, even minors with physical and mental disabilities, while adolescents were characterized by not presenting emotional or sexual maturity and were unaware of sexuality. These findings denote a significant physical and psychological impact on children and adolescents who are victims of sexual violence, which has repercussions on their development and development in different contexts, including education, if they are not provided with adequate support for coping.…”
Section: Resultsmentioning
confidence: 99%